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    I don't grow it myself, but I rather like forest form.

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    Maybe i should have asked for descriptions of the different forms instead, lol. As far as i know, the meadow form is a bit more squat, and the forest form is more elongated. What are the other differences?
    Update: Parents convinced to allow me to keep greenhouse heated over winter. Most species will not be lost. Too lazy to update growlist.

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    This is very interesting! My densiflora grows much faster and has more pitchers than my diatas (which is slower, tends to send out too long a shoot with fewer pitchers). My densiflora started out small from BE and has taken off with a new pitcher twice as fast as N. diatas. Plus all my hybrids with densiflora grows weedier (N. truncata x densiflora, thorelii x densiflora, ventricosa x densiflora, etc.). I wish my diatas would grow faster, I love the pitcher coloration and design! The pitchers do last longer than those of densiflora, but densiflora still grows leaps and bounds in comparison. Maybe because densiflora likes more light?!?

    Any way, even though sibuyanensis looks ventri-like, its an awesome plant having larger pitchers in proportion than ventricosa. Imagine a plant not more than 8 inches across with pitchers the size of red delicious apples (and that's a young plant!)

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    Forest- from what I've seen, more elongated, leggy, toothy peristome, very "red" pitchered plant.

    Meadow (what I have)- way more compact, well developed peristome, very colorful ptchered plant, many splotches of color on the pitchers, mine has a striped peristome.

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    Meadow form it is!

    This just in: I have recently had the good fortune of getting some more money via yard sale. I can buy another one. I will also buy a N. mira. Is there anything in particular i should know about this?
    Update: Parents convinced to allow me to keep greenhouse heated over winter. Most species will not be lost. Too lazy to update growlist.

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    How large do N. diatas and N. densiflora get? Is it difficult to get larger pitchers from theese species?

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    INteresting discussion about densiflora/diatas. I, too, have found densiflora much more difficult than diatas, at least in relation to humidity. I grew densiflora outside for more than 18 months, it didn't produce a single pitcher the entire time, then it stopped growing, then the growing tips started to die back. I put in in the greenhouse and it started growing again, then started pitchering with every leaf. Definitely very picky on humidity. Diatas I grew outside and would pitcher every second or third leaf. Once in the greenhouse, it grew and pitchered like a weed.

    Densiflora is quite small species, as is diatas.

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