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    N. clipeatas

    One of the earliest plants I bought was an N.clipeata clone U from AW over in Germany, fall of 2009. Nearly seven years later, it's still a runt, and the slowest plant I've had the pleasure of growing:









    In comparison, a clone 3 I bought a couple years later from AW:


    And a N.clipeata x (clipeata x eymae) (supposedly clone 1? What a messy history.) from stateside here:





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    Have you tried using the coffee method?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr_donut View Post
    Have you tried using the coffee method?
    Yup, some plants are just really painfully slow. It's known that clone U grows at a glacial pace. Maybe in another seven years mine might actually reach a foot in height.

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    geez that's slow, even with using the coffee method

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    Well good things come to those who wait and your plants look well cared for.

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    Coffee is highly debatable as to whether or not it's helpful (and after several years of thinking it was doing good I now fall into the opposite opinion); on a different note, really wish I still had my clip x (clip x eymae), that hybrid is so nice. The funky leaf and pitcher shape of pure clipeata is just perfect too.
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    Wow your clipeata is a giant compaired to mine. Got my 2 clones back in Mar 2014 from Wistuba. Easily my favorite Nepenthes, I actually like the slow growing compactness of this species.

    My clone 3 is growing so much better than my U clone. I recently pulled the 1/4" of random mosses off the "top medium" and replaced it with turface so they both had a mini fit.

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    Sam Estes in Hawaii has a monsterously-sized clipeata in his collection that I'm estimating to be 300 years old, in comparison to the growth rate I see out of mine I'm actually appreciating it now that it's 7 years in my care, and I didn't just have to chop 2 meters off of it like, say, platychila.

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