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    Ok. I have this truncata that's about 3 feet tall. It isn't too happy with me, as it hasn't pitchered this year. It got attacked by whiteflies numerous times, and it's in a smallish pot. My question is, how far will theese darn things climb before they HAVE TO make a basal shoot? The plant looks like it's starting to lose tugor pressure in it's newest leaves.
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    u have a pic?
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    Are you sure it's a truncata? They don't vine as far as I know... mine has at least tripled in size in the last year and it's maybe 4 inches taller if that.

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    Maybe it needs a bigger pot?

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    they do vine endparenthesis.


    i know mine is about 13 inches in diameter and it's rootmass is about the size of a golfball.

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    If you let the growing point hang below the roots, it will encourage basal shoots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]If you let the growing point hang below the roots, it will encourage basal shoots.
    HA. Hahahahahahahaha
    lol
    N. truncata's vines is so thick... well your not going to bend it. At all. And yes, very old truncatas do vine. Check out nepenthesaroundthehouse's truncata on his website, and you'll get an idea. I would really like to see a basal shoot though.

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    Yeah, I guess I wasn't thinking specifically about truncata, now that you mention it.

    How about making some cuttings? That will encourage a dormant growth point to start growing and may also stimulate basal shoots. Then you can experiment with your cuttings.

    Anyone know how difficult truncata is to root?

    When my plants fail to pitcher it is usually an issue of not enough light. I've also heard low humidity causes this problem. What conditions do you grow yours in?
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