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    I have lowland N. truncata from 4 sources and at least 5 different clones. They all grow at the same rate as far as I can tell. ie rate of leaf and pitcher development.

    While N. truncata is not the fastest growing lowland plant, it can get pretty large in fairly short order if taken care of properly. I have seen them jump in size nearly 2 fold with each new leaf. To get them to do that though they need lots of space, nice hot days with a little cooling at night AND LOTS of feeding. My first N. truncata flowered this year and was only a tiny two inch diameter plant a few years ago.

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    Hi Tony
    i never have seen a Truncata flower before have you got any photos of it?

    Bye julian

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    true,

    nepenthes truncata are slow growers. my lowlander is slow in growing but is faster than my cephalotus follicularis and some of my other specimens. i say the slow growth is nonetheless rewarding with their beautiful and large pitchers. mine is nothing to brag about, but i don't mind since i like to keep them smaller with pruning and what-not so that they do not overgrow my terrarium.

    i am in search of the "Pasian" highland form however, since it's so beautiful and diverse. personally, i find it much more attractive than that of rajah or even, villosa. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (leafedwellsofwater @ July 05 2004,12:02)]i am in search of the "Pasian" highland form however, since it's so beautiful and diverse.
    Are all highlanders termed "Pasian" or is it a very specific variety?

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    Hi,

    The discussion about the growth speed of N. truncata inspired me to create a Time Lapse Site where you can observe one of my small truncatas growing. I am taking pictures about every 2nd day since July 15.
    Have fun!
    Volker
    PS: I will be taking close-up pictures of the peristome, once it starts forming
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    that site is really cool, leuco!! baby trunc's are so adorable.

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    Heh, very cool idea. My truncata's pitcher is about at the July 15th stage... so I can follow along. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    If you have a tripod you might want to put tape on the ground showing exactly where the legs should be placed so you can take pictures quickly. Though it looks like you're doing a good job getting the same shot either way.

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    What I did, is to hammer an iron bar into the ground. I placed the tripod mount of my camera on that iron bar every time I took a picture. Everything else is a little variable.
    Maybe next time I do it more professionally, so I can have the same angle and zoom setting and turn the thing into a GIF-Animation. What I can't control is the light level outdoors [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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