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Old 8th January 2010, 07:09 PM
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My Kuchingensis cutting seems to turn hot lip. However, the mother plant is still green. The cutting was under more shade compared to the mother plant. Mother plant's pitcher sometimes becomes pinkish, under very bright light.

Here is my old picture of pictures of the mother plant.



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Was wondering if anyone have similar experience. Is the hotlip factor tied to lighting or something else.

I am gonna move the mother plant to more shaded area next but now it is heavily attacked by scales which I am fighting.

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Hi CJ,
Yes, I had a similar experience with one of my N. x kuchingensis "Pink". I think the maturity and light will affect the coloration of the pitcher.

The 1st pitcher with nice pinkish lip



Subsequent pitchers with all pinkish pitcher after adapting to bright light.


A true "Hot Lip" - all pitchers will maintain the hot lip in different light level


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Old 9th January 2010, 10:23 AM
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Hi Rob

Your Kuchingensis is really nice. Hope mine turns out red. Right now, the mother plant is pitcherless as it is recovering from a major trim, caused by scales.

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BTW. Your hot lip kuchingensis has really nice colors. Should take a closeup picture when you have time. ;-) How old is the 2 plants? Mine, pitcher is still small.

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Thanks for the comment. I grew the plants for about 1 year now and the "pink" already started to show it's going to vine.
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Thanks for the comment. I grew the plants for about 1 year now and the "pink" already started to show it's going to vine.
so to conclude, the level of pinkish and reddish tint on the pitchers might have effect from the level of lights exposed to the plant and pitchers beside the 'hidden' gene in the plant? does this also effect on your n.mirabilis where it has pinkish tint on its pitchers?
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so to conclude, the level of pinkish and reddish tint on the pitchers might have effect from the level of lights exposed to the plant and pitchers beside the 'hidden' gene in the plant? does this also effect on your n.mirabilis where it has pinkish tint on its pitchers?
Yes, the development of pinkish and reddish coloration due to high light level is one of the traits for some N. mirabilis varieties. Your N. mirabilis should get reddish if getting enough light.
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