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    and what do you keep it in? Pics would be great!!

    I have one that I got in July I think, its now pushing 17" across, it was a tiny thing when I got it. It still has some of its original pitchers too. Just wondering what everyone is doing with these potential huge plants.

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    My smaller N. bicalcarata 'orange' is about 20 inches across.

    My mammoth plant is about a half a foot shy of 3 foot across. so 2.5 feet across.

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    so what do you keep it in? Any pics?

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    We have a large female bicalcarata, "Big Mama", that is more than three feet across. I'll measure her when I get home tonight. I would take a picture of her, but don't have a digital camera. I'm stuck in the twentieth century with a Nikon F3 and a bunch of expensive Nikkor lenses, so I shoot transparencies. A friend of mine has a Coolpix, so maybe I can borrow it.
    Snowy Falcon saw her during the summer. She's even bigger now. Michelle (my wife) gives her about a gallon of water every other day-growing in LFSphag., in a five gallon pot. The main vine is like a broom handle. I'll need a chainsaw when I take cuttings.

    Trent

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    Here's the "big one" and the smaller one, nothing compared by the sounds of it to Trent's big female, but I hoep mine will be there someday These plants are housed in an indoor lowland grow chamber. The temperate at the highest is 25.7C or 78.2F on average and lows are around 63F or 17.3C

    My "mammoth"

    Little one





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    mine is about half again bigger than your 'little one' and it's a 'red/orange' variant... I think also called a 'blusher'...

    pitchers are about two inches tall...

    it's in my terrarium, I have come to the conclusion the terrarium is great for little plants, but stifles growth on larger ones... as soon as I have an alternative, it's gonna get ripped apart and the plants will get a new potted home.
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    I'll testify to Trent's Bicalc. It's huge! I don't think I can even imagine it bigger!

    SF

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    mines about 4 inches with 0 pitchers. the fact that I got it this october or so for less than 20 bucks explains that. its a 'red flush'.

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