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    Nathaniel,

    I found a photo showing N. bongso x maxima to help you ID your plant. Trouble is I'm not sure how to post it here without linking to the image on my own website which I think is not alowed. Would someone tell me how to post a photo in the body of a message please?
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    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    Aha, thanks for the advice Pete. Nathaniel, the bottom two pitchers in the display in the tall vase are the clone I have of N. bongso x maxima. It's one of my favourite hybrids. The pitchers are both lowers and whilst the uppers are less colorful, it still has a red peristome.

    This is my first attempt at linkiing to a photo from this forum, hope it works...

    http://www.borneoexotics.com/photos/...xotics/Set1/BE 1.jpg
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    OK, I got it wrong. Left a gap in the URL which is a no-no. Here goes again:



    (fixed the syntax.. Icon board uses its own code .. html code recognition is turned off I believe)



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    Whohh [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] ! Very nice. What are the other nepenthes in the picture? Mine looksvery different, altough mine is producing uppers. The pitchers on mine are green, with little red speckling, and a green peristome with some red on the very edge. They only get to about 3-4", and somewhat narrow. My theorie is that the uppers are much smaller and green. So, I'll never get to see the beautiful lower pitchers on my plant. DAG NABIT [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img] !

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    Upper pitchers are usually smaller and more funnel shaped. Transforming to a funnel shape reduces the weight of the pitcher significantly as the volume of fluid is much less even when full of fluid. This helps prevent the vine from getting torn to the ground from the weight.

    You might be able to induce it back to lower pitchers by pruning it back.
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    Will the lower pitchers on the basal shoots have time to reach full size?

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    The big pitcher upper right is N. alata (highland) and the other pitchers are mostly assorted N. rafflesiana.

    I'm not *completely* sure about this since it seems to vary from species to species: Try getting the growing tip of your plant to hang down below the level of the media. If it's a vine you might be able to bend it to achieve this. Most Nepenthes will produce basal shoots when the growing tip is below the base of the media and You should be able to break off the new basal growth(s) when they are large enough and root them and I *think* that you should then have new plants that will produce lower pitchers in the normal way.
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    That sounds cool. But, if I bend the vine, the fluid will fall out of the pitchers, and I just fed all of them. I'll probably be making cuttings anyway, like I said in the beginning of the topic.

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