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Thread: N. truncata lowland forms

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    The red leaf/Wistuba form is quite unique. Does anyone have any information about this form, like where is it from, how large it can get and if tyhey really are true lowlanders?

    Mine grows slow and I treat it like a highland form. Although even the regular truncata has its moments in slow growth.

    Strangely, mine doesn't have leaves that are red, but pitchers that are red/red striped.

    Michael
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    I would go with Dustin's comment about the hair (degree of hairyness) as to a clue on highland or lowland. Anyone have a nice clear picture of an entire plant of Wistuba's red trunc?

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    ok but if I should buy one.. I cant see if its hirsute or not...
    Need all the experience I can get...

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    But tell me, does anyone have leaves on their plant that are 18 inches long and 12 inches wide? The pitchers measure about 15 inches, this plant is less than a year from a two inch pot.
    I will post pics of this soon.

    Michael
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    Michael, that would be great. What are your night temps like at your place?

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    Night time temperatures now in Hawaii is about 75 degrees, if we're lucky we can get 72 degrees! Daytime around 80 degrees. Humidity always around 50% or more.

    Its usually warm muggy just before a heavy downpour....I pray for hot muggy days!

    Michael
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    Hi,

    I was in contact with Andreas regarding the origin of this form when I ordered it a couple of years ago. Apparently he was given no additional info when the seed was sent to him.

    The newest leaf has the nice red coloration, but turns normal green as it matures. Since I grow mine indoors I don't know if the color persists in better light. The plant is quite hairy. As I wrote my plant is still quite small, but I will try to get some more photos of it.

    and yes Michael, we want to see that plant [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    Regards,

    Christer

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    Christer,
    Would you know what area the seed came from? Its probably the Philippines, but would you know which mountain/island?

    I am trying to keep all my clones separated by mountain, island, etc. so as to develop and maintain some pedigree bloodline should ever a male or female arise from that region. As far as I am concerned, crossing two species N. truncata is like making hybrids if they are from different regions, etc.

    One excellent example is N. copelandii. There are two forms that are sold and they are very very different from each other. Mt Apo form is smaller, more tubular and compact growing, while Mt. Pasia is more vigorous, has longer leaf blades, has really giant pitchers with a distinct swollen lower and grows faster than the Apo form. Crossing each of these together would not be in the best interest for maintaining species. Thus crossing a red leaf truncata with a striped peristome truncata would be a "hybrid" cross even though both are N. truncata.

    Michael
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