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    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] My last one was 8 or 9 inches...this latest one, however, was a piddly little 3 or 4 inches...Well, I have put it in a new environment....much better light. We'll see how it does.
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    Hi everyone,

    I have two truncatas. The first one I got I bought from a local nursury- that was TC. A new leaf grows in about 1.5 mo. However, about 4 or 5 months ago, my neighbor, who grows tropical plants (a looooooooooooooot of them), not nepenthes, came across an N. truncata somehow and gave it to me for free (I'm very thankful)- also TC. When I got it, it was pretty small compared to my first truncata. However, now it is quite a bit bigger than my first truncata. It puts out a new leaf every month or less. Plus, the newest leaf is nearly twice as big as the last- no exagerations (I think it liked the humid 90+ deg. heat in Miami right now)

    Both are in the same medium and same sized pot.
    My first truncata is 8 in. in diamiter (midleaf to midleaf)
    My second one is 11 in. in diamiter (midleaf to midleaf) with a fat, nearly six in. pitcher. I think the rate of growth depends on the plant. There does seem to be fast growing truncatas- just not many in proportion to the slow ones.

    Regards, hamata

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    Very Nice Truncata, Dustin.
    Too bad a storm snapped my newest leaf. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img]

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    hey dustin, NIce photo!, mines still very small, when i get a digi cam for my b day ill take some pics

    do you feed your truncata? if you do what do u feed it>? i think i need to feed all mine becuase i havnt fed them in a year and ive noticed they are just catching ants,... i wanna give them some meal worms



    how big is that pot btw?
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    Thanks

    Yes it is a very hungry Nepenthes. I feed it whatever I find and throw it in if I happen to come across some nasty bee or the like in the greenhouse waiting to attack me. Otherwise it is on it's own eating whatever happens to be attracted to it.

    The pot is 1 ft and a half across I think.

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    Hi all:

    how can we tell whether the N. truncata is a lowland type or a highland type, besides the difference in price, considering that N. truncata lowland can withstand cold spells??.


    Gus

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