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    They grow in 1700 meters high in the highlands, but it can live in intermediates conditions.
    But still itã a highlander.

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    I should have an highland form of Truncata and I have noticed that when the terrarium temperature reaces the 30 Celsius it stops growing...for this reason I told you that I should have the highland form.
    Hearing voices around they told me that the LOWLAND Truncata produces more bigger pitchers than the Highland Form.Is it true?
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    I'm not sure about that one Mr. Aga. I've seen some photos of some whopping highland pitchers. And, seeing plants in cultivation, larger specimens, they certainly have the potential to rival lowland truncata's size.

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    Not sure what is large, specifically pitchers or plant size as well. I have a lowland form I got as giant and it has the largest leaves ever, pitchers are also very large, but not as large proportionately as in the highland form.

    The highland forms always has traps larger in proportion to their leaves.

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    hmmm...large leafes ad the lowland truncata....
    let's see how far I will succed to go with my truncata then!
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    Hamish summed it up pretty well with the range on colors. None of the TC plants are the dark purple/black although some are quite nicely colored red/orange etc. Same goes for the seed grown plants although there were a few that came out dark colored. If I recall Rob mentioned the seed was collected from the black/purple plant in the wild. I am not aware of seed coming from any other female plants. I didn't specifically ask Rob that however.

    This is a flat of seed grown plants. If I showed you a picture of TC plants it would look similar.


    Here are some of the dark ones (and no I don't have any available)
    Small plant still with recently opened pitcher. it will get more purple/black as it ages some more.


    Another.. newer pitcher is more tubby in shape but it was just starting to turn color so I used the previous pitcher.


    And one more..


    If I was growing them in full sun and feeding less with fertilizer they may turn all dark. Hard to get a good picture as well. The fuzz on them makes them look lighter than they are. It's most noticable on the middle one.

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    Hi Tony!
    So,at least you succed to reveal me all those stories about various forms of truncata pictchers.So from what I have understand ....there is a green specie of Truncata Lowland and Highland. There is after an orange form and after an highland dark red form,right? I visited your Home Page.
    Last question : which sort of truncata does in your experience produce most bigger pitchers?
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