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    Im interested in getting a 2nd trap to join my VFT which is growing well, there are 3 different one in my local garden centre

    1. Sundew
    2. Pitcher plant with red veiny pitcher
    3. Nepenthes

    Given my limited plant knowledge and the fact I live in the UK which one am I more likely be to successful with??

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    Andy

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    1 and 2 would do well with a VFT.

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    Hi there.
    I assume the second plant in your list is a Sarracenia purpurea. Does it look anything like this? :

    [img]http://www.**********.com/storefront/pitcherthumb.jpg[/img]

    All three plants are fairly easy to care for and if you can look after a VFT then you should have no problems. All can sit on a sunny windowsill and should be watered with rain or distilled water. Keep the sundew and purpurea in a saucer and water the nepenthes from above.
    If I had to choose the easiest, I would go for the sundew, then the purpurea and then the nepenthes.



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    Hi

    It did look a lot like the one in the picture - like this



    it only had 2 pitchers on which were about 4 inches high by 1inch wide, the Nepenthes were a lot bigger plant but pitchers were around 2 inches by half an inch. All were 3.98.

    Thanks for all the replies,

    Andy

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    Hi Andy,
    You will best be off with option 2, the Sarracenia is easy to grow. BTW, you live only 1 1/2 hours away from me, I hope you like this forum!
    Best Regards

    Mike King

    NCCPG National collection holder of Sarracenia

    http://www.carnivorousplants.uk.com

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    Hi Mike, the Sarracenias in B&Q when I went didnt look too impressive and pretty small, I went for a sundew and a nepenthes, I hope I have as much success with these as the VFT!





    Cheers,

    Andy

    PS - yeah the forums cool, thanks to whoever runs it!

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