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    i live in mexico, i move to torreon a small state is cold.. but not so much, i grow all in a indoor terrarium.

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    Omg i read in a page the miradna is highland right?, better pick the alata.

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    well no...miranda is a highland hybrid but it like ventrata can take lowland conditions but i will still say alata considering miranda gets HUGE like the leaves can be over a foot long [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]
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    Ok, so alata is easier to keep and smaller, good. i keep reading.

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    Hi Jose the lowlander like ventrocosa,truncata and veitchii are perfect. You are not going to just buy one specie,are you? Truncata and veitchii are truly a sight to behold

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    Hi Joel -

    Since you mention those two varieties (N. 'Miranda' and N. alata), it sounds as if you are dealing with the varieties that are often sol in regular retail stores (I see them occasionally in my local Kroger grocery stores). There are a few things I can suggest.

    First, the plant that is often sold as "N. alata" in these retail stores is most likely going to be a N. x ventrata hybrid. This is a hybrid between N. alata and N. ventricosa, and would do well in shady outdoor conditions in your area.

    Second, the N. 'Miranda' would ALSO be an excellent choice for your area, IF you grow it outdoors. I live in Houston, Texas, and we do have colder temperatures in the winter months than you do. But my 'Miranda' and my ventrata hang on my porch until the weather drops below 50 degrees fahrenheit, and they do great!

    BOTH of these will do fine for you as outdoor hanging plants, but both of these are also too large for a small indoor terrarium (my 'Miranda' has pitchers almost ten inches (25 cm) tall).

    Hope this helps! I don't always get to visit each TerraForum topic, but feel free to e-mail me at houstonherp@aol.com if I can help further.

    Good Growing!

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    Hey all,

    I noticed that I was referenced to living in the San Diego part of California. I don't live that far south. I live more in the coastal area by Santa Barbara and Ventura. I only say that because I think San Diego is generally a little warmer than my area. But if I lived in that I area I would definitely grow plants the same way.

    Every once in a while I'll see a Nep for sale in a local nursery. Usually they are small with a plastic cup cover for humidity. If take the cup off and grow it directly on the windowsill, you'll probably have some humidity issues and plant stress right away as your plant adjusts to lower household humidity. Plants purchased from other growers or vendors that are greenhouse acclimated usually are tougher. Most of the plants I've read in this forum from other hobbyists seem like excellent choices for first purchases.

    And thanks for the "props" and the link to my site. I got a digital camera now so I can update photos more often. I just need the time to take the photos!! I've been lazy lately.

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    Hey, i just wanna say thanks and u guys are very friendly, i got many post [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] , well i hope i can buy both... but they are expensive 18dls each... well i mean is someting, hehehe, i will tell us all abouth the plants, thanks and see ya soon.

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