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    Hey all,
    I was beginning to wonder how come my veitchii is producing long leaves. the plant is a foot in diameter ( 6 inch leaves) while the pitcher are 4 inches long. should i increase the amount of light? Thanks.

    Below are the pictures of the plant:
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    the pitcher (just opened recently)

    Oh yeah the plant recieves about 10 hrs of sunlight and it's located in a south facing window.

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    The production of long, light green leaves and small pitchers is called "etoliation", and comes from insuffucient light.

    Your plant does not look like it is suffering from etoliation. Some lowland variants of veitchii can be identified by their longer leaves. Your plant looks quite healthy, and is probably showing normal characteristics.
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    Hi all:

    I thought that the lack of light would cause the leaves to have a dark green colour instead of a light green colour!



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    Looks pretty darn healthy to me. What criteria leads you to believe it is making (implied abnormally) long leaves? The pitchers have not increased as much in size in relation to the leaves?

    This particular form may never show real tubby pitchers. Although I still think they are not fully mature in their characteristics. Which for N. veitchii seems to be a factor of plant size and age. Appears as the plant has grown at a steady clip. Sometimes it takes a while for the pitchers to catch up when the plant has increased noticeably in diameter.

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    My Highland striped x lowand pink veitchii has leaves like that. I think it is just because it has some lowlander genes in it. What kind of veitchii is your plant?
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    Looks fine to me. My Bareo Highland form is getting enormous leaves on it (relative to when I purchased it). The lowland forms of N. veitchii have much longer leaves in my opinion, longer and somewhat thinner in appearance.

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    Arrow

    Alright thanks for answering guys.

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    Very nice veitchii Eplants
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