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    My exams are finally OVER! Haha, I can go on a nep-buying spree now...at least until I enter NS next year.

    I dropped by all the Thompson nurseries, and also FEF at Rideout Park. Really not much to see...

    Island still has many enormous ventratas (mislabelled alatas) at $38, which is the best price you'll find. FEF Thompson has them for $75, and FEF Rideout has them for $68. Bizarre, if you ask me.

    FEF Thompson has some scraggly-looking neps at $22. I don't know what they are exactly, I do know that I have it already. It looks somewhat like a highland alata striped. At $22 they're overpriced, as is the habit of FEF, but you may not be able to find them elsewhere. Not really spectacular, needs lots of care to make healthy pitchers.

    Hawaii Landscape has some ventricosas at $20. Again, not in very good condition (I doubt there's a single nursery in Singapore that knows how to grow neps), will need lots of care.

    SPA has two unidentified neps (same species, as far as I could tell) going for $80. Had no idea what they were, but I don't think they should be bought by any serious nepenthaholic, as they were labelled 'Monkey Cup (Wild)', which I presume means they were grabbed from some jungle in Malaysia, as they did not look local.

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    i think that there are some nep raffesianias there in goodwood for $8, they had about 4 inch pitchers. The person brings only 1 nep at a month i think.
    colin: what do you plan to do with your cps when u are away? i might be going away too
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    wezx, I'm not sure, really. I'm planning on leaving them as they are, and getting someone to water them everyday for me.

    Or I might bag them up, which means I don't have to water for a while, but I worry about light/heat issues.

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    why dont you set up a proper terrarium enclosed with misters to cool, fans for air circulation and lights with timers and water put trays of water for evaportion to water the plants... it might work!
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    One, because it's too much trouble.
    Two, because I don't have the time.
    Three, because it's too expensive,
    and four, I don't have enough plants to justify a terrararium [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Just wondering if anyone would like the idea of a "CP hotel" to park your plants...
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    That would be a great idea! How much a night [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (colinliew @ Nov. 30 2003,11:39)]Hawaii Landscape has some ventricosas at $20. Again, not in very good condition (I doubt there's a single nursery in Singapore that knows how to grow neps), will need lots of care.
    Colin: Did u mentioned ventricosas at hawaii landscape??
    Or is it ventrata?

    This is because most of S'pore nurseries that I've went to in the past offered: rafflesiana, ventrata, alata and in rare cases ampullaria or gracillis.

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