It has been great seeing all these photos of fantastic specimens of N. rajah. *So, seeing the
level of interest in this plant, I've decided to post a picture of one of my own rajahs. *The photo I've provided is not great -- but it does show the entire plant. * This specimen is about 65 cm in diameter, and has two growth points. *The one on the left has produced a pitcher which is clearly visible, and which is about 13 cm in length. * The new growth point, centered in the pot, is about 18 months old. *For reference, the diameter of the pot is 45 cm. *Currently, there are seven
active pitchers on the plant, with three more forming.
This plant came to me about five years ago. *It was a cutting from a friend's plant, and the
leaves were about 8 cm long. *I rooted it, and in five years it has grown to the size you see
in the photo. *In my experience, this species grows rapidly, and benefits greatly from regular
feeding with insects. *My personal opinion is that wide pots, with coarse, well-drained compost,
are best for this species. *However, I also cannot argue with the success represented by
a plant fourteen year of age.... *
Here it is:
five year old rajah.