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    Do you like that... MrFus's Avatar
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    recommendations...

    I'm looking to buy maybe one or two books about growing carnivorous plants (will be excelent to get one aimed to nepenthes more than general CP growing), but as all on the life, there are many options and each one say to be the most complete source of information and reference on CP.

    Wich ones you guys will recommend as good options to get?

    N. Albomarginata, N. Ampullaria
    N. Bellii, N. Bicalcarata, N. Rafflesiana
    N. Sanguinea (Orange Pitcher), Cephalotus Follicularis
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    Savage Garden by Peter D'Amato will be one that is recommended highly here.

    Growing Carnivorous Plants by Barry Rice is another one that gets mentioned a lot.

    While there is no "one book to rule them all," each of the two texts mentions have their strong points. From personal experience, reading those two in tandem will give you a lot of good information about cultivating carnivorous plants and also a lot about habitats and natural growing conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xvart View Post
    While there is no "one book to rule them all,"
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    Besides the Savage Garden that is.......

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    I just picked up two books off of Ebay that I was really impressed with:

    1) A Guide to the Pitcher Plants of Peninsular Malaysia
    2) A Guide to the Pitcher Platns of Sabah

    Both are by Charles Clarke. There's not a lot of cultivation information in them, but there is a lot of information about each species and natural hybrids for the Nepenthes in these areas.

    Dr. Rice's "Growing Carnivorous Plants" and Peter D'Amato's "The Savage Garden" are both great books.

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    The author is quite criticzable for some of his actions, but I find Carnivorous Plants Of The World, by Pietrapaolo, to be very informative, having a more textbook feel. There is an excellent decription of how to air layer Neps.

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    Savage garden is horticultural gospel. Don't believe everything Dr. Rice says in Growing Carnivorous Plants about windowsill growing...
    But both are excellent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nepfreak View Post
    Savage garden is horticultural gospel. Don't believe everything Dr. Rice says in Growing Carnivorous Plants about windowsill growing...
    But both are excellent!
    Now I'm curious, what does he say about windowsill growing?

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    That it's "best left to experts".
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