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Beginning Nepenthes

PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:05 am
by Copper2
I have a small collection of CP’s, and want to add some nepenthes. I would like N. ampullaria but I’m not sure if it being a lowlander is a problem for a beginners plant. Any thoughts on me growing ampullaria or is there another nepenthes I should start with?

Please no suggestions for impossible to kill nepenthes that are dull and ugly. I want nice traps not traps of sadness....

Thanks!

Re: Beginning Nepenthes

PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:36 am
by Shadowtski
Nepenthes 'Lady Luck' is a mass market hybrid but I would definitely not call it dull or ugly.
Here's a shot of mine.
I donated it to last year's NASC Auction.
I grew it in an uncovered 10 gallon glass tank in my basement, but it will pitcher in the average house.

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Re: Beginning Nepenthes

PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:52 am
by Copper2
I like your Lady Luck! I’ll probably get that. I had read about it a few times but never knew it looked so good.

I was thinking about N. ventricosa when I said I don’t want an dull nepenthes

Re: Beginning Nepenthes

PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:17 am
by oval
Also it depends on your climate. Lowlanders are not a problem here where it is warm most of the year.

That Lady Luck does look gorgeous! The mass market hybrids usually do good in an average house and are great for a "Beginning Nepenthes."

Re: Beginning Nepenthes

PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:19 am
by Shadowtski
'Lady Luck' is an ampullaria x ventricosa hybrid developed by Borneo Exotics.
They sold them in plastic Bio-Domes that were OK for short term growing.
They're mass produced so you should one at a reasonable price.

Re: Beginning Nepenthes

PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:06 pm
by Copper2
oval wrote:Also it depends on your climate. Lowlanders are not a problem here where it is warm most of the year.

It stays warm where I’m at. Now I’ve been looking at ampullaria for sale. So much for getting a beginners plant.... I can’t stop looking at rajah either. Watch, I’m going to order a “Lady Luck” and buy a rajah a week later!

Has anyone got those Rajah x vetchii hybrids from CC? They’re pricy but I would like one. Hopefully they don’t sell out before I can get one- unless they’re super slow growing like rajah

Re: Beginning Nepenthes

PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:16 am
by Quinton16
If you want something easy to start off I would recommend a ventricosa or any nepenthes hybrids. Maxima, Ventricosa, Miranda, Mirabilis are easy ones. Ampullaria hybrids are also easy. Hybrids are easier than species.Image Maxima

Image Ventricosa

Image Miranda

Re: Beginning Nepenthes

PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:09 pm
by Cross
Copper2 wrote:
I want nice traps not traps of sadness....

Thanks!




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Re: Beginning Nepenthes

PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:11 pm
by CpKid
Ventricosa hybrids are nice once you start getting big pitchers and even before...they're not that sad!

Re: Beginning Nepenthes

PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:48 am
by Copper2
CpKid wrote:Ventricosa hybrids are nice once you start getting big pitchers and even before...they're not that sad!

Maybe I’ll get a ventricosa hybrid... of its crossed with something really nice :)