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By Frothy_Milk
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Does growing tropical plants like Nepenthes, tropical and South African Drosera cost more overtime than growing temperate plants like sarracenia and Dionaea?

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By Raistlarn
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Depending on where you live yes. If you live in the right climate then the costs are negligible. For example I live in zone 9, and I grow Sarracenia and Dionea outside year round, whereas my tropical plants are grown in a climate controlled greenhouse.

I forgot to mention there are some tropical plants that can be grown as temperate plants. Like Cape Sundews, and some highland nepenthes.
By Frothy_Milk
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I live in zone 9 as well. Is growing tropical plants easier? I would assume that tropical plants would require less repotting and soil changes and that could get expensive.

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By Sakaaaaa
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It REALLY depends where you live. In your place, you'll need to buy a big greenhouse with temperature and humidity control. But in my place you can grow tropicals outside/anywhere you want really.
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