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  1. Hi Carambola!! Thanks a lot for identification!!;-) 

    the bug you have seen is a springtail... there are a lot on my sarracenia, and very often they fall in the abyss;-)

    in my opinion it is very interesting to see that, either very far from its natural habitat, a very common purpurea is a little world of small creatures;-)

  2. Great satisfaction to grow this plant from seed!!! So You obtain this plant from only 10 seeds?!!! Great job!!! And thanks for your photos, very useful!! I’ve got a little truncata, bought last october... my dream is to grow from seed this plant!

    I think that your plant hasn’t flowered yet because it needs more time... I red that n. robcantleyi queen of hearths and king of spades flowered at about 10 years old (from seed)... I suspect that truncata is the same... I’ve also red that the seedgrown cross  between king of hearts and king of spades flowers at around 3 years old... and that nepenthes nebularum (supposely a parent of n. robcantleyi for who think that this plant is an hibryd between n. truncata and n. nebularum) also flower at about 3 years... but I’ve never red anything about nepenthes truncata flower age;-)

    I love nepenthes truncata!!!

    p.s.: do You still have other two seedlings or they have died?

    I put here the photo of my little little truncata, growing outside on my windowswill... I’ve cut off the lids to feed the young pitchers with ants;-)

    I put for you also my five seeds supposely of n. truncata (I bought them for e-bay, so I don’t have a lot of expectations);-)




  3. I’m not an expert, but I have a few cephalotus clones... I’ve seen similar things in plants that kept too hot... if it is the cause of the death, the plants will grow again from roots... if Ada is in true (and I hope for you he is wrong, but I know he has a lot of experience and so it is easier that I’m wrong) your plants are dead:-(

    good luck!!!

    p.s.: sorry for my bad English


  4. Wonderful plant... you should put a stick to sustain the plant... if you don’t do it, next year your nepenthes could’t make pitchers..

    p.s.: in winter, if you don’t give addictional light to your plant, it will not make pitchers... it is ok, due to the few hours of light;-)

  5. I’m not an expert... it seems to me a very strong and nice hybrid... when night temperatures go below 15 C, keep it indoor... the compost must be always moist, never wet... you could put some mm of water in the try, than when the try dries wait 1 or 2 days befor put in it new water... in winter, if you don’t give the plant additional light, the plant could don’t make pitchers... it is all ok, it starts make pitchers again in spring... sorry for my bad English, I hope you understand me;-)

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  6. Hi! Really nice plants... it is a good sistemation, but I’d prefer to put outside those plants, they are very vigorous (if I see good, d. capensis alba, d. aliciae and utricularia maybe livida ... don’t put them directly under the direct sunlight of the hotter hours of the day;-)

    if You don’t have a very sunny windowswill, you can put those plants in this sistemation this winter;-)

  7. A little update... today I divided my plants... p. gigantea alba is 23 cm in diameter, my seedgrown “compact” is 18 cm in diameter.... p. gigantea alba division is about 15,5 cm in diameter... “compact” division is about 16,5 cm in diameter.


    1) p. gigantea seedgrown and division

    2)p. gigantea alba and division

    3)p. gigantea alba mother plant

    4)p. gigantea seedgrown mother plant





  8. The p. gigantea alba produces seeds... in my experience they are a very small amount, about 25/30 seeds (self pollination)... Now I should know if they are viable or not...

    I must notice a strange thing:   For obtain seeds from p. Gigantea purple flower I can self pollinate the plant since 2 days after the complete opening of the flower... in my growing conditions, with my white flower clone, I’ve lost about 6 flowers until I understand that it is ready to pollination later: about 5 days later than the complete opening of the flower!