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    Nepenthes Specialist nepenthes gracilis's Avatar
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    Tim, Rajah is not hard to grow. You just need to understand it's cultivation to make it easy. Anyone can grow a Rajah that is if they take good care of it and have the appropraite environment to grow it in. Same for Drosophyllum, if you can germinate the seed, and don;t transplant the palnt you'll be fine.

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    You also have to realize that there is an enormous demand for the flytraps because of their fame, they move, that is cool, and that is why many are attracted to them first...

    Demand is what drives production, not ease of growth.

    Did anyone here know what a Rajah was when they were 5 years old? flytraps? (Show of hands? ) yeah, me too... always wanted a flytrap, never knew about rajah until my 20's.
    \"Maybe in order to understand mankind, we have to look at the word itself: \"Mankind\". Basically, it\'s made up of two separate words - \"mank\" and \"ind\". What do these words mean ? It\'s a mystery, and that\'s why so is mankind.\" ~ Jack Handey

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    A 5 year old Rajah? Heh! like $300.00

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    Well, then i was misinformed, i was told that rajah was a tough one to raise and keep, and have heard vft's are easy to grow. If things that move are so popular, why arnt mimosa pudica plants popular, is the part that it eats bugs just an added extra . lol. I had also heard that dewy pines are hard to grow also ,well as a seedling like i said.
    Oh boy.

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    Personally, if I could start all over again those many years ago, I'd choose all three: Drosera capensis, Nepenthes ventricosa, and a VFT.
    That way I'd have built up a bigger collection of CPs by now. Oh well, if wishes were fishes I'd be d***** tired of fish
    As for your question westie, once I discovered that my VFT needed purified or rain water, it was easy to grow. I use the tray method and they grow fine even in the dry climate of the Colorado Rockies. I just received a couple of sundews and Nepenthes ventricosas a couple weeks ago, so I can't vouch for how easy they are to grow yet. Both are doing fine in open top terrariums so far.
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