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    I find it interesting that it is so sensitive, because I've never had any problems with any highland species, even hamata. It's the touchiest plants I've ever known, other than certain lowland species. It looks much like alata, but is certainly not as forgiving as that species.
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    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img] I find this really odd, it grows well here although doesn't always pitcher. pH of the coconut fiber is around 6.0 which I think is less acidic than sphagnum, so maybe you might try adjusting the pH the other way? Don't know what else to suggest.

    Bill was the guy in UK I was referring to. We've shipped quite a few into Japan and Germany with no complaints but that doesn't always mean that everything is fine. Bill, remind me in the spring and I'll send you another one to try.

    One of the larger specimens in the nursery has a 12" pitcher on it, very long and tubular. We're waiting for a male flower so we can describe it as a species.

    I take a keen interest in any of our plants that don't do well after we ship tham and will try to find out what it is that we are doing that they like. Perhaps they just don't like being shipped, so I'll try to pack one for a few weeks and re-establish it.
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    Hi
    Here are a couple of rather burry examples, but hopefully they show the effect.






    It might well be a humidity problem if this species is more sensitive to this.
    Its certainly been putting better growth on of late but with the curling increasing as the leaves grows.

    cheers

    bill

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    Hmm well kinda looks like a reaction to humidity drops/moisture stress. If the plant is getting bigger and making pitchers I guess I wouldn't be overly concerned. Maybe try keeping it someplace that maintains higher humidity and see what happens or just live with it, as long as the plant's health is not declining.

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    Its not produced any pitchers so far Tony in the 13 months of growing it. But this latest growth despite the curling on the leaves is certainly the best it has produced. So won't worry too much. Patience is usually rewarded with Neps [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    That is very odd looking Bill. Kinda looks like when N.sanguinea is first unfurling a leaf(or is it a petiole?),I hope it gets better and gives you some pitchers
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