Just sharing some pics of my Rafflesiana. Lowlander, now about 4-5 years old. The difference between the uppers and lowers is one very interesting trait in this plant which I like, another thing about this plant I love is its peristome!
Got some questions also, this Rafflesiana is the normal type. I just bought a Bau Giant variation from Malesiana several weeks back. Would like to know somethings. Fristly, is it true the pitchers can really get up to 40cm? Malesiana says that in its description but I really find it hard to believe! Also , What factors are most important in bringing out max size of the pitcher? I know more light helps does it? And depriving the soil of nuitrients, does that help? Previously, I tried to get as large a lower pitcher as possible but as you can see from the photo, didnt acheive much! So, for the next 3?4?5?orso years, will be challenging myself to grow as large a pitcher as possible for my new raff giant.
Hope you enjoyed the pics.!!