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By Frothy_Milk
Posts:  283
Joined:  Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:39 pm
#291590
I have noticed that nepenthes are an extremely popular CP, and lots of people seem to have them. They don't require dormancy, which is a plus for people like me that live in areas that don't get very cold, and don't have shorter amounts of sunlight due to rainy, cloudy, and snowy weather.

Are they worth getting, and are they easy enough for a "beginner CP grower" like myself?


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By Raistlarn
Posts:  305
Joined:  Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:20 am
#291596
I personally think Nepenthes are worth it. I don't live in the perfect climate to grow them out of a greenhouse, but if you live in a place that gets to around 75-80°F in the day and drops to between 55-60°F at night then you could probably grow highland Neps outside... With some acclamation to a lower humidity.
If you don't have the perfect conditions you will have to grow them either inside or in a climate controlled greenhouse. Just remember Nepenthes are vines, and sooner or later they will go into the vining stage and get big(not super fast.)

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By Frothy_Milk
Posts:  283
Joined:  Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:39 pm
#291597
Raistlarn wrote:I personally think Nepenthes are worth it. I don't live in the perfect climate to grow them out of a greenhouse, but if you live in a place that gets to around 75-80°F in the day and drops to between 55-60°F at night then you could probably grow highland Neps outside... With some acclamation to a lower humidity.
If you don't have the perfect conditions you will have to grow them either inside or in a climate controlled greenhouse. Just remember Nepenthes are vines, and sooner or later they will go into the vining stage and get big(not super fast.)

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Highland nepenthes sounds perfect for me then. My area is humid because I'm on the coast, but temperatures are a perfect fit!


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By Salute flytraps234
Posts:  410
Joined:  Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:06 am
#291602
I recommend nepenthes ventracosa as a starter or a highland nepenthes hybrid, any species that are your preference if you can provide the temperatures for them.
Here is a link for you


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By Raistlarn
Posts:  305
Joined:  Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:20 am
#291607
I would also recommend a ventracosa, or a ventrata... At least until you have a feel for growing them. Then I would work my way up to the expensive cool ones such as hamata, aristolochiodes, lowii... If you like them.

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By fattytuna
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Joined:  Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:00 am
#291785
It really depends on your conditions and setup. In my outdoor conditions (i don't have a greenhouse) Nepenthes never grows healthily and hardly ever send down pitchers, so it's not worth it personally :P

As mentioned by others, I recommend you get an easier variety and see if they grow well. I can recommend x ventrata, ventricosa or x miranda from my experience.
By Fishkeeper
Posts:  733
Joined:  Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:59 pm
#291806
I have N. Sanguinea, and they've grown well for me. Mine are sitting over a tray of other plants, but that's the only thing I've done to increase humidity, and every leaf they grow sends out a pitcher. Huge leaf jumps, too.
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