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    I have a N. Eustacha that is completely red/purple. Infact, it's actually a N. Eustacha red x purple! Pitchers, leaves, everything. Really cool looking! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] ....of course I don't have a pic yet, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Often the reddish leaf color is caused by cool nights.
    Interesting Trent. I had not considered that but it makes sense, as many of my plants that where pure green have taken on a slight bronze colour through the recent winter months. Some that have include: venticosa, sanguinea, atala, maxima, etc.

    Minimun average night temp would be around 16C (60F) with a few spikes to say 12-13C (53-55F).

    Why would it be that low temps have this effect??

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    Hi Aaron,
    It's a complex of compounds that form the color, the most commonly known being anthocyanins. It also has to do with sugar formation coupled with cool nights: lower temps and metabolizing sugars produced during the day(photosynthesis).

    I noticed your raff elongata. The red markings on the older leaves is definitely caused by cool nights. Is that the clone the Mansell's are now offering?

    Trent

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    Very nice Aaron![img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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    I have a raff elongota thats quite purple. WhenI got it it was all green, now its almost all purple. I like it but its tendrils are so flipping long....
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