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Thread: Truncata: highland v lowland

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    Trainspotting, it wasn't you I was referring to, not your question. If I had thought your question not lacking merit, I wouldn't have given it such a detailed answer. It was actually the veitchii question that irked me a bit, as the info is given on several sites (including my own), and has recently been done to death on several fora, including this one. Trent has a different view to me, and it is just as valid - it's a matter of viewpoint as there are no strict rules (other than those of the list owner or moderators). People are entitled to ask any question, including what appear to be dumb ones. I get a bit irked when questions are posted that show laziness to do research, there is heaps of information out there (hey, I managed to find it on my own with a little help from Google) if you bother to look. For those of us who spend a fair bit of time maintaining a website with plenty of info in it, it is disappointing. But that is my personal preference. Michelle, you obviously have much more patience than me [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]. I'd prefer it if people did their own research and used these types of fora for info they couldn't find, or ambiguities they've found, or just toss new ideas around. Your view that these fora are point of first call for any question at all is just as valid.

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    Even if you're completely fine with the idea of people asking very simple questions here... Google is faster. You can get an answer (usually a much more elaborate one) in under a minute rather than waiting an unknown amount of time for someone to respond in a forum. If nothing else that's a pretty good reason to encourage it.

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    Quoting from Trent, about lowland truncata being very cold tolerant, I second that! I have it growing where the night temps can drop to 46F (around 5-7C) and it continues to grow bigger and vigorously.

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    Yes, but you cannot interact with a google search. Has anyone done a google search for a question and have this forum turn up in the results?

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    Dustin,
    How warm do the day time temps get following the 46 degree f night? Also, have you noticed any growth rate differences between the highland and lowland? Does the lowland grow faster in summer for you?

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    Hi,

    this is a pitcher of my still young highland plant:

    [img]http://home.**********.com/users/joachim/N_truncata_160105.jpg[/img]

    These plants are sold through garden centers here in Germany and so they are quite cheap.

    Cheers Joachim

    P.S.: Michelle/ Trent, it would be great if you had two different accounts, so we could see who is writing!

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    Trent, the heater is set to kick up the temperature to 74F in the day (around 23C?) and can get even warmer than that if the sun is out, which of course you know. SO I'd say on an average at LEAST 76F daytime. Growth rate is noticable. The highland form is slower than the lowland form. The highland form seems to pitcher quicker once a leaf unfurls, but the lowland form grows faster and pitchers slower. Very odd between the two. And yes the lowland form grows much faster in the summer months, it should be picking up speed shortly in the next few weeks as the days get longer. The pitchers really should be huge this year. Last year the biggest topped around 18 inches high, I'm really hoping for one over 2 foot!

    Anything else I need to clarify or check for you?

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    Thanks Dustin.
    Just like to get the experiences of other growers, especially those growing in a greenhouse. I was hoping that the highland form might prove to be as heat tolerant as the lowland is cold tolerant, but that doesn't seem to be the case. It's looking like the highland form needs a much narrower set of temperatures than the lowland.

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