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    I don't know what has gotten into me but I'm just gonna bust out the credit card and buy. I just want to know what everyone thinks about me keeping these neps in a east window or even out in full sun. I don't want to buy them and have them all die on me. The humidity won't be as high in the winter so will that be a problem?

    Nepenthes truncata (They say it's a highland)
    Nepenthes ramispina
    Nepenthes sanguinea
    Nepenthes Albomarginata

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    Hi JMurphy97:

    If i were you, i'd go with the truncata and sanguinea for starters. See how they grow and then get the others once you've become more familiar with growing Neps.

    good luck

    Gus

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    im no expert, i used to grow lowland nepenthes in the philippines with really good results. when i move here in the states, i tried growing nice expensive highlands and in a large terrarium, intense light with good humdity, did my reasearch and still failed horribly and gave up. as of now i have a n.ventricosa on a windowsill and growing well. added a n.red leopard hoping it would do well too.

    my advise is try an easy grower then move up from there. will save you lot of money and frustrations.

    i would look into n. red leopard and n. coplandii, people say they are easy growers. n.ramispina could be a good grower for your spring summer condition but needs humidity to pitcher during winter.



    hope that helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ](They say it's a highland)
    who is they? are they 100% sure?
    alex
    Everything is explainable. The seemingly unexplainable is but a result of our insufficient knowledge.- Hans Brewer

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    LOL! oh we know what's gotten into you
    everyone here has it bad! Am I right guys?

    That looks like a good selection. the east window would be better than full sun. mmm, the albo may be slow for you.

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    I don't know what you're talking about, but that list looks kinda short to me. You really should try a maxima, they are easy and fun, and big!
    A day without Nepenthes is like a day without sunshine

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    Hi all:

    well, we should have the beginner's collection package for anyone wanting to grow neps. a pack for species and a pack for hybrids. Anyone cares to start the list?

    Gus

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    hmm. let's see
    species:
    yes definately maxima
    alata
    sangiunea
    ramspina
    hmmm.
    bicalcarata is really easy too, but it just plain gets too big.
    hamata is pretty easy..

    hybrids:
    In my experience I have never met a hard hybrid to grow except burbigeae x edwardsiana, so pick whichever one you like the looks of.

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