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    I have a n. truncata that I have had for about a year now, and I just saw its latest pitcher...now this plant has produced some 'big' pitchers (and they are only getting bigger), but the one I have just found is over six inches long and I could probably fit a silver dollar in the top. I'll try to post a pic, but I am very impressed with this little plant. See, I am not a very 'large' nep grower (basically I stay with drosera and sarracennia), so this is news for me.

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    Get ready boy. With the right conditions, this thing will get pitchers 3 times as large. The plant can grow to over a meter in diameter, but I find that the more light you give it, the more compact it stays.

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    Heh heh heh....You're in for it! Truncata is one big puppy. Has some of the largest pitchers in the genus!
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    Is it a highland variety? If so I'd go to great lengths to get a cutting. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    Ditto on that, but I think he has just the typical lowland Truncata. Either way, you get a cutting and it's a highland 'Pasian'. Let me know, I got great amounts of rare Sarracenia.

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    it is a lowlander. got it last year for like five bucks and it has more then doubled in size. I'll post a pic as soon as I have the time. If you e mail me...I'll send a pic straight to you. We'll see. I have so much going on right now in my life (baby coming in sept, house, cleaning, plants, yard, dogs...and so on) that I feel as though I am not paying as much attention to my cps as I can. This particular nep gets about 4 hours direct sun and about 6 hours shade, bright shade though...

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    Oh well. I may just spend the $100 and get a highland variety. At least I'd actually have something to offer people in trades then. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    How big can a truncata get you ask?

    Pretty darn big! This plant has a 5 foot spread and the pitchers are about 16" tall when fully opened.



    How about a 6' flower stalk?



    They can get pretty big...
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