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By Alex2893
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I have been wanting to try my luck on growing a napenthes for awhile and now i have time. Im looking for a type that does great in a sunny window sill. or more specifically next to a sliding glass door that gets about 4 hours of morning sun.

Does anyone grow Nepenthes "Gentle" (Maxima x Fusca)? how would this one work?

or if anyone has one they could sell me.

Thanks in advance. Im really noobish with napenthes
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By Shadowtski
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I'm strictly a Drosera guy but I had very good luck with two readily available Nep's. One is the X ventrata which is N. ventricosa x N. alata. The other is marketed as N. "Lady Luck" or N. "Bloody Mary". That one is a N. ampullaria by N. ventricosa cross. These both do well in a window with average household temperatures and humidity.

These two are available at a lot of garden centers and I consider them the Drosera capensis of the Nepenthes. I gave away my large Nepenthes to two beginners and just kept one small "Lady Luck". The plants are doing well in their new homes and that gives me more room for my beloved Sundews.

That's my two cents worth. Good luck in your search.

Good growing,
Mike T.
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By nimbulan
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There's a lot of Nepenthes that will do fine in those conditions. You can't go wrong with any of the common readily-available varieties though. Don't forget 'Miranda' as I find that plant the most attractive of the common ones.
By Alex2893
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HeliamphoraWalnut wrote:I have some 8" ventratas I could sell to you for $9. It has a basal. :)
First question what is a basal ?

And are the pitchers 8" ? Or is the whole plant about 8"?

Im very interested. $9 sounds great
By Alex2893
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HeliamphoraWalnut wrote:A basal is another plant growing from the main plant at the bottom. The whole plant now is 12" in diameter,
Ok ill take it. How much is shipping ? Would you shipping it potted or bare root?
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