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    Hi Everyone. I just got a new N Truncata in the mail, it's about 10 inches across. Has 6 or 7 pitchers, of which only two look fresh. Here is my question: should I cut off the pitchers that are completely brown and withered? I don't plan on cutting the ones that are only brown around the top, but the totally brown ones just don't look nice.
    Also, I've heard conflicting things about how much light they like. I'v heard they like it really shady, and I've also heard they don't mind some direct sun..so which is it?
    Thanks in advance.
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    you can cut any brown pitcher (or part of it too).
    I grow them under flurecent light and they look great you have to be careful with direct sun a little sun during morning hours or afternoon would be nice.
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    From my experience Nepenthes truncata can be grown under full sun or at least very high light levels - here in Germany. Under these conditions plants can get pitchers about double as high as the leaf size.

    Joachim

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    Higher light levels will give you the large pitchers on stockier plants. Personally I try and give my plants as much light as they will take and still grow well.

    N. truncata can take full sun all day here in the Northeast US but it should be acclimated slowly. I would shoot for trying to get it a few hours of morning or late afternoon sun with some light shading during the middle of the day.
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    All I am going to add is it will be a big plant with monstrous pitchers and prove to be a very easy grower. Have fun and enjoy it! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    All I am going to add is it will be a big plant with monstrous pitchers and prove to be a very easy grower. Have fun and enjoy it![/QUOTE]

    Nep G, This is exactly why I chose it! I read a couple of things that said it was easy, and I've seen some pictures of trully monsterous pitchers. Also, it's easier to justify a plant with heart shaped leaves to your wife... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
    Anyway, I've had it a whole 18 hours now, with most of those hours spent at work [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img] .
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    Hi,

    here is a nice photo Ansgar Rahmacher (http://homepage.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/ansgar.rahmacher/) took a while ago of Ralf Vester's plant, so you may have an idea what you got today:



    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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    Yeesh [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] ! Just the mouth is as big as his hand! But mine is getting close [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] . Congrats on your new truncata schloaty.

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