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    Quote Originally Posted by zcons View Post


    All that said, nepenthes from seed can be hit or miss. Even from JH, I have received some seed grown nepenthes (like this RHH) that do really well, but I have also received some that have died or struggled a bit to get going (Edwardsiana and Attenboroughii). The safest purchase for any nepenthes is always to buy a strong clone, and I am consistently impressed with the vigor from BE and Wistuba TC.
    There are good and many bad clones, as well; that vigor you've observed is artificial and generally short-lived; and is a direct product of the barrage of hormones these plants experience under micropropagation -- both during germination and under multiplication. In the years that I've been doing TC, I've had my share of winners and losers . . .
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    "Ultra-highland" refers to the conditions the plants live in and not just elevation, and very, VERY few species live regularly above 2500m; many that live above 2,000 meters push into this category just fine. In some regions this elevation may be far cooler than others (particularly as you move away from being directly on the equator), so it doesn't need to be as high for the plants to be experiencing ultrahighland conditions.
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    It's true that the elevations don't necessary dictate the climate. The case of N. Rajah growing at higher elevations than N. Villosa on one particular mountain show this as well.

    I do think that growers in the past have categorized rarer and more expensive nepenthes as ultra-highland where, in reality, the plants actually flourish in the same highland conditions as many of their wildlife neighbors.
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    got one coming to me from jeremiah also a rhh x tentaculata that he bred i sure hope more crosses come out using this species
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    Ooh best of luck! They both looked like great specimens. Definitely post some progress once it gets going!
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