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    which one would be better to grow in texas? (houston) and which one grows faster (for the majority of both species)? im asking you guys, cus id get a fair opinion..if i posted this in either plant's forums, theyd tell me to get their plant..or theyd be more encouraged to..(does that make sense? well, u get the point anyway lol) thanx

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    Hey there [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] Im going to move this to the sarr section so people who know what theyre talking about can help you.

    I might suggest talking to Phil, Jeff, or Rampuppy, since they live there too [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    We're all the same people, so don't worry about biased opinions... Even the mods know everything about every CP on earth, and don't offer biased advice...

    I would say Nep kuz i like them better (doh&#33[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img], but a sarr might be better if its grown in minibog... They need to be outside, and if its not humid enough, then its not for you... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

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    Hi Venus Fly Trapper

    I don't think I've said hi to you before so...HI and welcome to the forums. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    I say...try both! Depending on where you plan to grow your plants (indoors or out), you should be able to accommodate both plants. I live in VA so I can't grow neps outside year 'round but my sarras do stay out and winter over outside. Try growing one (or more...hehe) of each and see if you develop a personal preference for either. I like both, I just don't have as much room for neps as I do for sarras but each is beautiful and interesting in its way.

    Parasuco...I'm a mod and I can tell ya I don't come CLOSE to knowing everything about every CP...lol. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] But I will toss my 2-cents in if I think I can help. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Being a Mod I agree with PAK, we don't know everything when it comes to CPs [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    As for your question Trapper, PAK hit the nail on the head... try both. A good beginner Nep that grows fast and is easy would be N. ventricosa. N. gracilis and mirabilis are also pretty easy. For easy Sarrs, S. purpurea comes first to my mind, also rubra which is very prolific and fast growing.

    For some good advice on outdoor growing check out this link.

    Hope all this gets you started

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    S. alata can get big pitchers with excellent coloration all year round.( there not just a pale green color)

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    'scuse the tangeant, but you two do know everything about all plants (relative to me at the very least, hehehe)... Hehe....

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    Hi venus flytrapper,
    I would have thought Sarracenia would be easier to grow for you as Sarracenia does grow naturally within your state.

    But conditions do vary within your state so if you say lived on the east side, then you can grow them outside and water them with the tray method. In other word, no special treatment!

    If you lived on the west side and therefore a much drier climate, then you need to think about increasing the amount of water available to your plants.
    Best Regards

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