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    Hello long time, no post, i know i know... hooray for being a student!

    I'm actually looking to add a new Nepenthes to my collection, since i've had good luck with my ventricosa but frankly, i want something flashier i'd love a rafflesiana but i'm not really sure how best to grow a lowlander like that, and i was also perusing Cook's the other day and came across a hybrid called "Marbled Dragon" which is gorgeous... any info on that one? (highland/lowland/etc)?

    any advice on what species/hybrids to look for, other than these? i have a pretty basic setup, so my basic criteria are hardy and relatively inexpensive (again, student!), and preferably with speckled pitchers

    thanx!
    "Seeds? Oh yeah... sometimes I forget they grow from those. I feel like they should hatch or something."

    ~a friend's observation of my CP's

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    N. Miranda. Speckly, flashy, gigantic, big peristome, red leaves in good light....

    It's like a slutty N. ventricosa pretty much.

    http://www.neofarmthailand.com/images....da1.jpg

    http://www.sunbelleexotics.com/N.%20...%207-20-05.JPG

    http://www.littleshopofhorrors.co.uk...es-miranda.jpg



    The new dragons would probably grow in a wide range of conditions.

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    It might be, or it might be another hybrid

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    N. miranda is a hybrid, yes. Aswell as the new dragons, Jungle bells and Sabre.


    I tend to be a species snob but some hybrids you just GOTTA get

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    i have a black dragon, its growing faster then any of my other neps, and i even chopped one of its leaves off. hybrids are generally easy as hell to grow.

    personally im most proud of my judith finn at this point though. gorgeous crimson peristome and the pitchers are increasing in size by about 15% each time on opens.

    bicalcarata is a little more challenging, but its definately an attention getter.

    truncata is awesome and a pretty easy grower. im growing a lowlander in a highland tank and its plenty happy. sheer size is the draw of this one.
    if i were ruler of the world, anyone who defined a nepenthene as a "companion plant" to orchids would be fired from a cannon atop mt. kinabalu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (JustLikeAPill @ Dec. 14 2006,9:46)]It's like a slutty N. ventricosa pretty much.
    Hahahaha.... this hasta be the funniest CP statement I've ever heard!
    And it's so true!

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