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By Camden
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It just came in the mail not to long ago so I want to give it some time. Don’t want to shock it too much you know? Just putting out a heads up.

I was thinking like $145 + shipping. Thoughts?
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By NightRaider
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Slow. Very slow. At least in my conditions. I imported a seedling-sized plant around this time last year and it's just now pushing 1" around. That said, it could just be my conditions because the jaq and bongso I've had there for even longer have both been painfully slow also, just not to quite that extent. Also of note is that this has been with very limited fertilization. But again YMMV, that's just been my experience.
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I suppose we could test whether or not it's just your conditions by comparing plants. Here's a N. bongso.
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Conditions then unless you've been dousing it in fertilizer that whole time, that's insane growth compared to mine. It started about the same size and might have 20% of the growth of yours over the same time period if I'm being generous. Those 3 I mentioned above are all in my highland cabinet alongside my Helis, but I've suspected for a while there's something off with that setup in general.
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NightRaider wrote: Thu Nov 09, 2023 3:13 am Conditions then unless you've been dousing it in fertilizer that whole time, that's insane growth compared to mine. It started about the same size and might have 20% of the growth of yours over the same time period if I'm being generous. Those 3 I mentioned above are all in my highland cabinet alongside my Helis, but I've suspected for a while there's something off with that setup in general.
Huh. This guy lives with my helis, too. I haven't been dousing it too much, an ant or drop of Maxsea in each new pitcher. I almost never fertilize a pitcher twice.

Relative to the other plants, it's going at a respectable rate. Most of the little 2-inchers came from Carnivero in a mass order, and it seems to be kind of speedy among the Highlanders in that group. It does consistently make tiny pitchers though, don't know if that's normal.

For comparison, all the inhabitants of my highland area (excluding the box that doesn't contain any Carnivero 2-inchers besides the somehow alive N. lowii).
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Another thing to note, in my setup I have a 3-year old N. burbidgeae seedling barely pushing 2 inches across. I don't know if it's supposed to be that slow or if certain plants just have their quirks. Could just be that N. bongso likes the setup.

I won't lie, part of me really wants to make an experiment off of this - finding people who have the same plants as you have in your setup, obtained at around the same size, and seeing their progress over the same interval vs. yours. To test what conditions are best.
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Bluefire wrote: Thu Nov 09, 2023 3:53 am I won't lie, part of me really wants to make an experiment off of this - finding people who have the same plants as you have in your setup, obtained at around the same size, and seeing their progress over the same interval vs. yours. To test what conditions are best.
Oh man that would be interesting. I’m all up for it as long as you guys and possibly anyone else is.

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