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    Should I get $40 large Nepenthes rajah

    or a

    N. ramspinia
    N. densiflora (or some other crazy sp's) for 35-40 dollars?

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    It really depends on your:
    1. growing conditions - can you provide for N. rajah?
    2. experience with neps - will rajah die under your care?
    3. whims and fancies - do you prefer the size of the rajah pitchers or the dark purplish tone to ramispina?
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    I'll answer with the confidence that pure ignorance allows, since I've never had any of those species. But I know from considering each of them in the past that I can plausibly grow N. ramispina in my intermediate - highland conditions and that N. densiflora and N. rajah are not good candidates. Especially since the N. rajah grows so large and I have very limited space. I'd have a N. ramispina already except for the fact that I probably don't have enough sun to get dark pitchers.
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    I would get a ramspinia. I like those.
    My life sucks

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    Define large......

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    They say 8 inches across.

    If you check out my growlist you can see what I have (its in my signature). The N. gymnamphora is growing slower because of a soft scale attack, easy enough to stop I just poked and wiped away. It has recoverd, but gives a possible explanation to why it started a second growth point at this young!

    But I guess youre right about the N. rajah It gets kind of big. So that should be out.

    How about a N. diatas in place of the N. densiflora?

    I have a Cool basement, IT gets about high 60's all year round I plan on building a Small Terrium (out of wood, and Plexiglass idealy).

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    Thanks all but im gonna save my cash till spring!

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    LOL You can get 4 plants for 57 bucks right now. Well I got 5. I wasn't expecting the bonus plant, and that has shipping included. They are not the species you have listed, but they are the latest EP dragon clones.

    If I had to choose from your list though I would choose the rajah. If it was an indoor grow chamber I would say ramispina. I am not familiar with the others.

    Dragons, sabra, and Red leopard I received for 57.30
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