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    ebeyonder:
    So far I could only see mail order for Ping as the way to get them, until FEF brings them in. I've ordered from USA before, no good...too far away and the pings were a sticky mess when they arrived. Rotted. Australia is nearer and only Triffid has them so far at AUS$4. But it has a minimum order of AUS$125.

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    Most of the nurseries accept bank cheques. In fact, i don't use credit card for online purchases.
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    Hi all,

    I am trying not to mention the other CP suppliers on PFT. Mail order suppliers are found in these listings
    http://www.sarracenia.com/faq/faq6280.html
    http://hubben.crosswinds.net/cps/Car...lantLinks.html
    http://redtail.unm.edu/ckf_website/c....htm#nurseries
    http://www-cp.stech.co.jp/cp/link_e.html

    I have try 1 Asean ( for Neps only, very good source) & 2 continental European mail order cp supplier, and seeds from USA and Canada. From sending to receiving, it takes 2 to 3 days From the Asean source and up to 5 to 7 days from European sources. Seed order takes up to 2 weeks in transit. One of the European sources sends multiple smaller CPs as a portion. Cindy’s experience with US mail order has just stop me in time from ordering from US… thank.

    Attempt to create some sort of competition to FEF, I spoke to a sales executive at Island Landscape at Joan Road (around Thomson Rd), to bring in other CPs. For comparison, at FEF the N. Alata is selling at S$59, while at Island the same plant (fresh and better) is listed at S$38 which I finally bough at 15% discount + GST. Will post a pics on my Webshot soon

    Hi Jean,
    I do not have duplicated mature Nep plant to spare. But I may have hardened cutting in a few weeks time.
    One suggestion; I know SPA (next door to FEF Thomson) has a large matured N. rafflesiana, which I think they are willing to let go at S$16.00 (hard bargain if need be), they also have a smaller rafflesiana, for S$15.00. The larger plant looks better than the smaller one. With proper care it will be a huge pitching plant.

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    Oh ye gads, you managed to get Island's N. Alata at a 15% discount? Groan...I saw it, but the $38 price tag put me off. Gorgeous things, all the leaves are laden with deep maroon pitchers, aren't they?

    I bought a nep from SPA for $15, I couldn't identify it, but I suppose it was a n. rafflesiana... I'm really not sure if I'm growing it properly. All the pitchers were dead when I bought it bar one, but that pitcher is very soft and flimsy.

    I'll try and post pictures...

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    Hi Colin

    Your nep from SPA should be a n. rafflesiana (because it was the only nep type that remains in the nursery), it is in typical plant soil (not the so call CP soil, the typical soil is ok for the plant as in the natural habitat ), remove fertilizer (orange or yellow balls) if you find them. Easy growing; light 50% shade, water every day to keep soil moist, appreciate humidity. Happy growing.


    Island's N. Alata pics posted

    [img]http://home.**********.com/jalankayu/CP%20Pics/N%20alata%20from%20Island.jpg[/img]

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    Hi all, Neil here.

    Jalan Kayu- I also bought the N. alata (which isn't! but is a hybrid N. ventrata) from Island. It is definitely the most prolific pitcher producing plant I've ever had. At the present time I have over 20 pitchers! The whole plant is a mass of them. So beautiful. Definitely worth the $35 I paid several months ago.
    A 'pitcher gallery' is where the art is drawn by Mother Nature and a 'pitcher says a thousand words'.
    My pitcher gallery is at: http://community.webshots.com/user/neilsingapore

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    Thanks Jalan Kayu, I'll try that. Currently my n. rafflesiana is out in the sun quite a bit, about 3-4 hrs direct sun. Guess I'll have to shade it a bit more.

    Yup, that's definitely Island's nep. Should have bought it while I was there. Wonder how they got the plant to pitcher so prolifically, when it's in the shade all the time.

    Again, how do you differentiate between an alata and a hybrid?

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    Colin,
    For pics of CPs go to this site: http://www.humboldt.edu/~rrz7001/

    Hi Neil,
    Thanks, actually I knew that the Island Alata is a Ventrata. The grower is in Holland (they always mislabeled Neps) at this site: http://www.henkbraam.nl/nepenthes.htm

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    Are there anymore of those Neps in Island? They look absolutely beautiful with so many pitchers!

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