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    Hi,

    finally I got the time to take a new picture of my N. diatas:



    The length of the tendrils compared to the size of the pitchers might be unusual for N. diatas and also is quite different from your plants. Also the size of the pitchers didn't increase by much in the last year. With 5.5cm they are much smaller than what I would expect from the type description.

    Joachim

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    Hi Joachim,

    As you will know, type descriptions are very often not true to form. Nost species of Nepenthes are so variable that a botanist who only has lmited time in the area may not collect a specimen that conforms to the norm for that species.

    I'm at my highland nursery at the moment and just showed the photo of your plant to our highland nursery manager and she considers your plant is very probably N. diatas. She is field-experienced in Sumatra as well as being a horticulturist. I myself am not very knwledgeable about Sumatran Nepenthes, so I wuold take her word for it. If I have time tomorrow I shall take some photos of a group of several forest N. diatas and several of the meadow form which may give more perspective.
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    Hi Rob,

    many thanks for your help! I hope the plant will stay that small, so I can grow it for many years in my terrarium without any size problems. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Oh shoot! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] I wanted one...what are the conditions for a highland nepenthes? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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    If memory serves me N. diatas is an Ultrahighlander or near it at least. I personally keep all my highland plants in temperature ranges of 85F to 70F in the day and 60-50F at night. And of course good illumination is essential for healthy growth and good pitcher production.

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    Those are some low temp. they need by night! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] Think I'll just stick to lowland ones...
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