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    I just ordered four plants: N. bongso, N. albomarginata, N. stenophylla, and N. mikei.

    I would just like a little insight at the size of the pitchers, lower and upper, and the plant itself. Growth rate, on a scale of very slow, slow, medium, fast, and very fast, would be appreciated.

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    N. bongso is very pretty (at least the lowers are) and it can obtain quite a rather large size. Growth is moderately slow.

    N. mikei is a cute little plant with pitchers around 5 inches tall and grows relatively fast.

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    I've seen pictures all of them, i agree that bongso lowers are beautiful.

    Hmm... mikei was a little smaller than i thought it would be, i though bongso was smaller.

    About how large are the pitchers on bongso?

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    OK...

    N. bongso - highland - lowers get reasonably large and are deep purple, uppers are pure green. The plant overall is reasonably large. It is grows at a fairly decent pace.

    N. albomarginata - lowland/intermediate - can be fairly slow in the rosette stage but can grow rapidly once vining. Pitchers are fairly small, but vary a bit depending on variety. Is not such a big plant, but internodes can be distantly placed in climbing stem. Not much difference between uppers and lowers.

    N. stenophylla - highland - not a fast grower, medium sized, lowers are specked purple on cream and are a bit larger than uppers, which are simalarly coloured but a bit paler.

    N. mikei - highland - a diminutive species, both in terms of leaf and pitcher size, rapid grower, climbing stem again has decent internodal distance. Uppers are paler than lowers.
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    Thanks SydneyNeps.
    That's just the info i was looking for. Still not sure of bongso upper pitcher size though, are they about the same?
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    Maybe a bit smaller
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    Thanks
    I'm looking foreward to their arrival even more now. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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