N. Bicalcarata

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N. Bicalcarata

by LSK » Sat May 07, 2011 9:44 pm

Hi, im just thinking about getting a N. Bicalcarata Orange, but i've been looking fore some pictures and i see the pitchers get different shapes like this in the pictures. some are round like the ampullaria and others are like a cone, i like the conic one...does all Bicalcaratas get conic shaped pitchers or not always it happens.

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Re: N. Bicalcarata

by stitz25b » Sat May 07, 2011 9:45 pm

get it they are amazing plants!
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Re: N. Bicalcarata

by Eric » Sun May 08, 2011 1:57 am

The round pitchers are the lower pitchers the plant produces. The more conical ones are the upper pitchers that are produced when the plant forms its climbing stem.
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Re: N. Bicalcarata

by tzestan » Sun May 08, 2011 5:15 am

Yes, young plant and basal shoot start with round pitcher. For bical, will transition to cone shape after a few years.

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Re: N. Bicalcarata

by LSK » Sun May 08, 2011 5:43 am

Thank you guys, everyone helped me ;)

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Re: N. Bicalcarata

by victor » Sun May 08, 2011 5:35 pm

The first pic is an upper pitcher and the second pic is a lower pitcher.
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