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    Hi
    I have always read at just how fast growing the N. truncata is. Well I was given a very small TC lowland one about 5 years ago, and its barely grown!

    As my setup is really geared to highlands, I have kept it in my lowland tank. And fully expected problems with it outgrowing the tank. No such problems though! I'm puzzled [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]

    Its in LFS mixed with orchid bark and produces perfectly healthy but very small leaves and even smaller pitchers. Perhaps its a Bonsai variety [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

    Any ideas?

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    Hey Bill,
    Where did you read that truncata is fast? This one has been a slow grower for me, too. It takes about two months to put out a new leaf, and another month for the darn pitcher to fill up and open. Nice plant, though! Worth the wait!
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    its slow for me to so dont worry, i thought i was doing somehting wrong lol
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    Mine grew very slow at first it took 6 months before it started to produce it first leaf. Now it grows Just a little faster then schloaty says about out his. Mine is over 2 feet in diameter with 11 inch pitches. I grow mine at 90F in the day and 70F at night with 80% humidity. It gets very bright light in the greenhouse I have a 40% shade cloth over half of the GH which it is under. One other thing I have observed is that with each leaf it increase in size very drastically.

    Hope that helps
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    Oh well perhaps mines performing as it should [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rolleyes.gif[/img]

    Thanks guys!

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    I too was under the impression it was a fast grower but it is not until it reaches about 16 cm in diameter. Once mine reached that each new leaf and pitcher has been a few inches larger than the last. It seemed like forever til it started making big leaves. Mine is now making 30 cm leaves and 16 cm pitchers.
    It's still very slow but at least it's something to look at now! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Hey Swords,
    Would you happen to know why my truncata suddenly produced a leaf that was smaller than the last one, along with a much smaller pitcher? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
    Do I need to re-pot?
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    Don't worry fly-catchers, my truncata was the same at first...now it just won't stop growing! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] Just give it some time and it will burst sooner or later. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]
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