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Thread: What's Easier

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    What's Easier

    Nepenthes or Venus Flytrap?

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    What a broad question...

    They both can be considered easy, depending on conditions and species (Nepenthes). Generally speaking, they both can be considered low maintenance. If you can provide proper conditions then you will have no trouble with either species (unless you get into ultrahighlanders and/or can't provide dormancy).

    It all depends on the person and the place.

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    This was meant as a poll...
    My vote's on nepenthes

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    Neps are... no dormancy and no need to put outside.

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    Neps are easier for me because squirrels destroy my VFTs. I don't think they ever eat them, but maybe the scent makes them root around for something they never find. Then I come home at the end of a sunny day and find toasted VFTs. If not for that, VFTs would be easier because they spend half the year sleeping with my Sarrs.
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    nepenthes. anything that has a dormancy is going to be harder work than a normal tropical. all of my VFTs rot over the winter, thats why i find them so difficult. my neps are inside happy as clams and throwing out pitchers.

    again...thats me because i live in a place that has way less than ideal winter conditions.

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    wow..this is interesting..im surprised at the number of people saying neps are easier!
    personally, I consider neps quite a bit harder than VFTs..
    to me, VFTs are a breeze..dormancy isnt difficult.
    but most neps (IMO) are much more "fussy" and require much more rigid environmental control than do VFTs..requiring the building of special enclosures for most neps to control temp and humidity..(yes I know there are a few species that will grow as "windowsill neps"..but they are rare)

    so..I say VFTs are WAYYY easier than nepenthes!

    Scot

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    Here's my death toll
    Neps: 3
    VFTs: ~30 (if not more)
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