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    Good morning everyone, pleased you like the photos. There are a lot more but I won't clog up the forum with them. Leon will have them as a gallery on the website in a few hours, I'll post here when they're ready.

    Sorry elgecko, I hope he wasn't a relative. I would have tried the kiss of life but he was a bit past it I'm afraid [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

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    Quote[/b] ]How old is this plant (must be over 10 years old?!)and what soil do you use? I see some large N. villosa in big pots, do the plants need such large pots to reach this size? Is N. x trusmadiensis comercially available at the moment?
    Not far off Max, 8 years in fact, grown from seed. Jeff Schafer has one with uppers too, he posted photos of it about a year ago. After breakfast I'll go out and take a photo of the stem, it's very compact and surprised us by going straight from lower pitchers to a true upper with no intermediate stage. Four weeks ago when I was last up here it was just a bud on the end of the tendril - imagine my delight!

    No N. villosa in big pots I'm afraid, that must be somethig else but there are many in small pots hidden away in that photo. The largest N. villosa we have is actually growing in the front garden here and is only 4" across [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]

    To the best of my knowledge N. x trusmadiensis isn't commercially available except possibly very occasionally from cuttings. It's not in tissue culture anywhere to my knowledge. We do have several that came up out of N. lowii seed. I think Tony ended up with some that were sent to him as young N. lowii by mistake. I offered to replace them as they were hybids but for some reason he hasn't yet taken me up on that particular offer [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

    Joe, I too am puzzled by the N. lowii upper on such a short stem. In habitat the plants with uppers are usually enormous. I can only put it down to the huge fluctuations in light levels that occur during different seasons here. We've had one of the wettest monsoon seasons on record and now the sun has started to shine again after 5 months of cloud; that may have done it. Things are flowering left right and center for the first time too.
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    wow, youre a very lucky guy
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    Hi Rob,

    Regarding your N. lowii, I have several plants which are similarly compact, but which have produced upper pitchers. Moreover, all are grown under artificial light, which is quite uniform, so my suspicion is that variations in light intensity may not have much to do with upper pitchers produced on relatively small plants. Of course, I have not seen the species in the wild, so cannot comment upon your observations, but I do know that there are a number of growers who have also had fairly compact specimens of N. lowii produce upper pitchers when grown under both natural and artifical light, so this does not seem to be unusual.

    In any case, the specimen you have is quite lovely, and I appreciate you showing it here. If I may ask, how old is the plant, and in what medium are you cultivating it?

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    Hi Jeff,

    I've been owing you a mail for some time now - sorry!

    Interesting about the compact growth on your plants too. It seems that my guess is off then. Perhaps it's just high light levels - period. In the wild they grow amongst stunted trees and don't usually get to see the full sky until they have climbed a bit.
    Rob Cantley
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    There's now a gallery with these and lots more photos under the announcements section on the home page of our website. Text appears on mouseover and then disappears after a few seconds so you have to keep moving the mouse around to read it! We'll have that fixed for the next gallery. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_l_32.gif[/img]
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    Will you have plants for sale at Chelsea, Rob? I can't wait for that show... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img] Great gallery on your site!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Borneo @ Nov. 29 2004,9:52)]Sorry elgecko, I hope he wasn't a relative. I would have tried the kiss of life but he was a bit past it I'm afraid [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
    That's ok, he was from the wifes side of the family. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]


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    Thats hot! nice photos Rob
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