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Thread: Timeframe of upper pitchers?

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    I was wondering if someone could give me a ballpark timeframe for the first evidence of upper pitchers in the following species: hamata, lowii, ephipiata, eymae, inermis and villosa?

    I know that they are typical to slow highlanders with villosa being an ultrahighlander. I was just wondering how slow was slow?

    Also, is the reason that they are slower growers due to the cooling that they are required to experience?

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    I've heard up to 5 years for villosa....
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    hamata by 3 years from a good size seedling/tc starter
    lowii 6-7 years
    ephippiata ?
    eymae Probably 3-4 years
    inermis I believe they produce just one jind of pitcher
    villosa ?
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    No rainforest...inermis produce both lower and upper...
    http://www.plantswithattitude.com/in...l#N.%20inermis

    And I think that villosa dont take 5 years on producing uppers..As it grows slower than lowii..My guess would be about 10 years
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    So would rajah fall into that same 10 year category?
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    The rajahs I'm aware of in cultivation that have flowered were around the 10 -12 year age range. I would hazard a guess that villosa would take even longer, it is a very slow grower. I've seen plants that are around 8 years old and nowhere near being mature.
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    Wow, that's crazy...I wonder if a regime of monthy fertilization and feeding would shave a few years off of that? Maybe we should email Jose Canseco and ask what he has in his medicine cabinet to acclerate things a bit.
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    dont rush the uppers.

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