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    Whcih nep. produces the largest pitchers but is also the easiest to take care of? I was thinking of maybe getting a nep. rafflesiana, is this a good plant to get? I also want one that grows fairly rapidly, so what is the best one to get?

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    N. truncata
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    That what I would say N.Truncata,N.Rafflesiana,or N. Bicalcarata if you have a LARGE space and nice and warm ( 75-90F) temperatures.

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    my first nep ever was nep. rafflesiana

    its growin huge, just gave some superthrive today cus it wasnt producin as bg pichters as it was when i got it, hopefulyl the ST will boost it up

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    If you didn't overdose it too much it should make nice sized pitchers for ya. My first ever Nepenthes were N.Veitchii x Truncata and N.Ventricosa "Red" whom I both raised from 2 inch baby's. I bought both at the same time from a Lowe's. They are my ole and BIG! friends. [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Hi all,

    Do the above plants (Truncata & Rafflesiana) grow large in cooler conditions - I live in London, UK and would grow them on a windowsill.
    Still looking for a large growing specimen for my conditions!

    Thanks in advance

    Jock

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    Both are technically lowland although they both are very hardy and able to take a wide variation in temperatures without difficulty. I would still recommend truncata over rafflesiana. Rafflesiana is more sensitive to pitchers drying up or not forming in low humidity. I also think that it will slow down more in cooler temperature than truncata. In upstate NY I have had a raff. and a truncata growing on an East window for a couple years, and the truncata increased much more noticably in size and pitchered more often than the raff. The truncata is now in the Ghouse because it's too big to fit on my windowsill.
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    Tony, when you say windowsill, you just mean windowsill right? Not like humidifyer and stuff?
    I live near hamilton ontario, which is the same as toronto i guess, do you think a truncata in a west facing window would do well?

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