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    I have an N.Truncata and i bought it two months back and it came with a forming leaf. the pitcher hook is stilla fuzzy little thing, and SLOWLY growing. I read they're real slow, but just how slow to grow a new pitcher?
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    they groe ungodly slow, but not as slow as some species like rajah and lowii, which i like to call Slowii [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    however, each leaf gets progressivly larger than the last.

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    Hi
    I grow my lowland form as an intermediate and it grows fairly
    rapidly its gone from being very small to producing 6inch pitchers in no time,its about to put out another pitcher which looks like its going to be a lot bigger.
    Its not the fastest of growers by any means but its fairly constant and seems to respond to feeding.

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    I've read they start out really slow, and get faster and faster as they age.

    It could also be taking a "breather" as it's acclimating. I got a Ventrata in the mail and it didn't do much for a month or two as it got used to my conditions.

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    I think N. rajah and N. lowii are faster than N. truncata! Maybe just my sense of time lapse too......lol

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    I have many lowlanders and the truncatas definitely belong to the faster ones, although they are still young. They love light, most of them get indirect light without any further shading, some get a few hours of direct sun. This makes their leafs to become brighter and fleshier and so is the tendril and forming pitchers. The margins of the forming leafs are red. The leaf-pitcher ratio is great then. Several other Neps can not take that much sun.
    I am growing in coco peat with lava stones. Two of them are planted straight into the garden and don't mind the clayish soil.
    We should really count the days (or upload weekly images?), how long it take for a new leaf to form, so we could compare more objectively and optimize our growing conditions accordingly. Shall we? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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    I recall seeing this discussion before....It seems that there is a great varience in growth speed for this species. I wonder....Does anyone have SEVERAL truncatas in the SAME environment from DIFFERENT sources (lineages)? It would be interesting to see if the difference is more environmental or more lineage....hmmm
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    It seems my bigger plant from CPJ is slower Dave, course that is due to the fact it has to produce those big leaves takes time for those ceels to go through mitosis and divide and grow. I have a small N. truncata from PFT and it seems to be a little faster than my big mature one.

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