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    Best Nepenthes for begginer?

    I have been posting on here a lot looking for a good plant that fits my needs. I am looking for an easy to grow plant. Something i can put in a windowsill, that does not need very high humidity and is forgiving. I do not care that much about size but a smaller one is better than a bigger one. I want it to look nice and work for me. Hope someone can help. Thank

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    N. Ventrata? It will eventually get larger just not as large as Miranda

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    Nepenthes maxima and especially it's hybrids are also always great beginner plants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu138 View Post
    Nepenthes maxima and especially it's hybrids are also always great beginner plants.
    I like how that plant looks a lot. I also like N. Ventricosa. Is this good for beginners or not really? Thanks for all the help

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    N. ventricosa is quite resilient and makes for a good beginner's plant.
    "Potential has a shelf life." -Margaret Atwood
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    Quote Originally Posted by w03 View Post
    N. ventricosa is quite resilient and makes for a good beginner's plant.
    About how big do they get? And they will be okay inside near a window?
    Thanks so much

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    N. ventricosa will survive and pitcher by a window, but without decent humidity and some kind of temperature differential at night, it won't grow larger. (As an experiment, I kept an extra ventricosa on a sunny south-facing windowsill; 3 years later, it's still the same size as when I put it there. When I moved it into my terrarium, it took off like a rocket.) N. maxima hybrids and even N. x miranda have difficulty pitchering in low humidity (less than 40-50%), though they may adapt somewhat if given enough time to adjust. I would go with a ventrata, it'll at least pitcher consistently even with low humidity. If you don't have decent humidity in your growing area, there's no need to worry about how big a nep will get, it'll take years if it grows at all.

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    I'm having luck with Nepenthes maxima 'mini'.

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