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    I realized I have only been showing highland plants lately so heres some pics I took of lowlanders while watering today.

    Unknown Maxima hybrid #2 "Yellow" this pitcher colored up really nice, it's at a bad angle it's about 7" long


    Here's a pitcher from a plant I got from Nep G. that was labeled: N. Isama Kusakobe via Joe Mazrime x Efflugent Koto x #1 mirabilis x thorellii 1982. This is about 4" high.


    Nepenthes Morganiana pitcher about 4" high. This has much pitcher traits of N. rafflesiana (see next)


    This is a 2 1/2 - 3" pitcher from N. rafflesiana "Giant" from Borneo Exotics. It has a good deal of similarity to N. x Morganiana pitchers except for the toothier all green/yellow peristome and a hairy hamata type lid hairs


    Here's the whole N. rafflesiana "giant". This clone has a wonderful habit of the leaves turning a dark red/maroon color in bright light, they start out pink and turn dark red, never changing to green! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]


    This is a 6" upper pitcher of N. Petra Giant hybrid (N. ventricosa "Giant" x talangensis x carunculata - I found the tag finally). Despite it's grandiose name it doesn't make that "giant" of a pitcher, nor is it very colorful (even directly under a 400W metal halide). It basically resembles a larger less colorful form of N. Ventrata (see next)


    N. Ventrata upper pitcher (N. ventricosa x alata) about 4"


    N. Trichocarpa (N. ampullaria x gracilis) about 3" high, (upper pitcher?) It's growing dangling from a 2ft stalk


    N. truncata, Finally a nice 10" pitcher! This bugger grows slow in bright light, slow in low light, slow slow slow!


    N. northiana the October pitcher will be about 5" high when it opens fully.


    Here's the peristome of the N. veitchii x truncata hybrid. Pretty slow growing and ugly fellow, weird yellow orange twisted pitchers strange peristome and the whole plant is covered in short hairs including the undersurface of the pitcher lid.


    I hope you liked em! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    wow
    very beautiful photos as always [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    I really like the N. rafflesiana "giant".

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    Nice pics, nice plants!! Great job!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img]
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    I really need some tips on lowland cultivation! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

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    Hey Swords, that N. rafflesiana "giant" looks just like the one i got this week (only a bit bigger )! I was impressed by the red coloration, too. You mention it looks a lot like another species. Do you think this is actually a hybrid, then?

    Nice photos - nice plants!
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    No D, I'm not saying the raff. "Giant" is a hybrid, only that the red spotting and pitcher shape of this raff clone looks very similar to the "N. Coccinea" group hybrid "N. Morganiana". Shown above it. I was just showing similarities between these guys and the ventrata/petra giant...

    This raff is a pretty fast grower producing about 3-4 pitchers so far since I got it in July/August. I hope it will actually be a "giant" pitchered one! Like the one in the 1970s looking photo on the Borneo Exotics page with the scientist looking guy holding up the enormous pitcher which is almost as big as his whole torso! Anyone else have the BE-99 clone in mature size? Is it really a "giant"?

    Nep G, more heat and light! Luckily more light = more heat! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] Just keep the humidity high.
    When I use fluorescent tubes I use four 40 watt tubes per 12" of tank width so a 4 ft l x 3 ft w x 3 ft h chamber would use 12 fluorescent tubes. 6 dual fluorescent shop light stips onsale @ $5.99 each is only about $40 total not including tubes @ $1.99 a pair is $12 (this gives 480 w plus plenty of radiant heat to warm the tank up) add a power strip and timer for another $10-$20. Build it with some solid wall fiberglass $19 for a 4 x 8 sheet if you want the very thickest heavy duty stuff. it will retain far more heat (or cold) then the wood frame and plastic sheeting will. Just pull the sheeting off and nail the fibergalss on. To retain the heat you can wrap the outside with some of the foam core insulation they sell in big 4 ft x 8 ft sheets for about $4 a sheet and use a big sheet of reflective mylar (or kitchen tinfoil) for the front glass and this total covering will give you even more temperature retention via insulation.
    This is how I can have a highland chamber with an inner air temp of 45-50*F in my bedroom in the middle of winter and be toasty warm of 75-80*f anywhere in the rest of the room! It works the other way around for retaining heat in the lowland chambers too so if you got a cold area...

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    Hi Swords,
    Nice pics. The N. Morganiana is not up to speed yet. Once the plant gets some size and maturity, the pitchers start to look less like N. coccinea. It takes on a much rounder shape, and the pitcher base color is nearly cream with rusty spots.
    Also, from what I understand, the raff gigantea will get very large.
    The yellow maxima hybrid reminds me very much of an old English hybrid called 'Ted Payne', which I think is in the Dyeriana group. I've seen 'Ted Payne' pitchers 14 inches long! I'm not saying that's what you have, but it does have similarities.

    Trent

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    Quote (swords @ Sep. 30 2003,08<!--emo&[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img])
    This raff is a pretty fast grower producing about 3-4 pitchers so far since I got it in July/August. I hope it will actually be a "giant" pitchered one! Like the one in the 1970s looking photo on the Borneo Exotics page with the scientist looking guy holding up the enormous pitcher which is almost as big as his whole torso! Anyone else have the BE-99 clone in mature size? Is it really a "giant"?[/QUOTE]
    I have this plant also, got it in July too. Unfortunatly it lost its "reddish" colored leaves. But they are now a very deep green. It has easlily put out about six pitchers since i got it, each one bigger than the last. It just put out a 9" leaf and the last pitcher is about 4". It has already grown out of the ten gallon that I had it in. I now have it in a 75 gallon tank. The new pitcher looks like its going to be a monster. This plant honeslty grows over night. It has grown twice as fast as my bical (which is growing pretty fast itself).
    I think I need to put more light to my tank, the pitchers get some red coloring, but nothing like yours.

    there is a pic. Its in a huge format, bmp, or jpg, i have no clue. But its a huge file so if your computer is slow dont click on it. If someone knows how to resize it, and wants to, please feel free. I am somthing of a computer dummy. also, i have more pics of this plant if you want to see them.pic
    and another pic

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