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    Odds on its growth will be intermediate between the two, which has been my experience will just about every other truncata hybrid I've got. But one thing with Nepenthes, which I say often, is that you need to be patient....
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    I got mine yesterday! 4 inch pitcher on a 4 inch leaf, the next leaf is coming in at 6"... Looks like it carries truncata's trait of getting way bigger with every leaf... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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    Hamish, maybe you could answer this...have you ever been to the Mansell's place and seen how he grows his big truncatas? I know he has a big greenhouse for the 'stud plant' collection that has cooling pads at one end. Does he grow his truncatas down at that end or up in the warm area? Just curious.


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    truncata"red" x hamata
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    What I was saying is that there is very little variability within lowland truncata. It sounded as if there was some confusion as to whether this could be a hybrid using the highland version (which has tremendous variability). It is definitely not a hybrid with the highland variety because none of them in cultivation are anywhere near flowering size. Rob Cantley at Borneo Exotics would be the only person on the planet who would have a highland truncata at anywhere near flowering size. I haven't been to Geoff's nursery, so I can't say how he grows his plants, but lowland truncata are best when kept in normal lowland conditions. I don't even know whether Geoff has any highland truncata in cultivation, as he was very dismissive of them when I made an enquiry about whether he had any.

    Lowland truncata all have green pitchers with either red or striped peristomes. It is also a species that is very tolerant of cold weather, and will happily grow in a highland environment, although more slowly than it would in a pure lowland set-up (which is not really fast to start with).
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    Anyone looking for N. Predator in Oz should check out Exoticaplants.com they've just got some in stock. But everyone probably knew that. Don't know why i posted it... meh!

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    Very nice! I like the peristome coloration and teeth on yours rlhirst
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    Actually, they don't have them in stock. They sold out a couple of months ago, but should have them again soo.

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