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Thread: What's lurking in my highland chamber

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    I noticed something hiding in the darkness between some pots so I moved the N. macrophylla plant and saw this:


    it's a 14 cm rajah pitcher!


    N. hamata is making many vines and after changing the lights the newer higher up leaves are finally starting to pitcher here's an intermediate:


    Here's a bad angle pic of the N. aristolochioides x thorelii female flower stalk, unfortunately the flower goes where it wants...


    And since someone always asks what the growing chamber looks like, heres the big highland jungle:


    I hope you enjoyed the pics! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    Hi Josh
    As ever great photos,the Rajah catches the eye dont she.

    Bye for now Julian

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    Awesome Josh! That's one of the BE plants from seed isn't it? (The rajah)

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    Amazing! I always love seeing your pictures! Very high quality subjects and photos.
    Thanks for sharing!
    I am back..

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    Thanks guys!

    Nep G, that's what me and Tony thought, but this plant is so productive with basal shoots-that I'm inclined to think it was a clone that slipped through. By the time the N. rajah reached 8 cm in diameter it was making it's first basal shoot. Now I've removed 5 basal shoots from this guy over 2 years or so. I've left this spring/summers basal shoot (about 4-6 inches diameter) attached, simply because I have no rooom to cut and root it anywhere for now.

    Maybe N. rajahs always make clumps like this?

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    that the prettiest growchamber i've seen since.... well i've never seen a growchamber that pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Maybe N. rajahs always make clumps like this?
    Yes, it's pretty common; I have a number of specimens which
    do this as they get larger. If you leave the basal on, you can
    later cut the larger vine and root it, while the basal rapidly grows
    to the size of the larger vine. You can then root the vine, and
    in this way, end up with a number of large rajahs.

    In any case, though, a nice plant. It's one of the larger ones
    I've seen.

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    Thanks Jeff!
    Wow, I'd have never thought to cut the biggest one off. Maybe I'll try it when I have more room after building the new chamber.

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