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    Looks like you are just new to the forum. Not to growing some mighty fine neps! Welcome!

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    Thanks for the welcome, everybody. I appreciate it so much. I guess I've had time to learn a few things about growing neps over the years, but some of them just get big in a hurry, and I was all into that for a while. In any case, I've made every mistake in the book, believe me, plus a few new ones that nobody thought of. I lost quite a few plants in the beginning. My main problem growing them is that I don't have a lot of room, and I have to cut them down all the time. (I almost always have at least a few cuttings going.) That's why I'm growing some as houseplants. My friend, elgecko, encouraged me to do that, and it turns out that a lot of neps grow just fine that way without any special setup--so my collection naturally got bigger.

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    Very nice collection. Welcome to Terraforums man!

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    Welcome to Terra! You're doing a great job growing those plants - I think that raff is going to fly away on those wings ...

    How big is your macro?

    Do you live near Steve?
    All the best,
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    Sheesh, newbies! 8P

    Hopefully you'll stay tuned and chime in with some advice from all those mistakes... and the obvious successes you've had growing as well! Welcome aboard.
    Good growing, Jack
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    Quote Originally Posted by robthered View Post
    Very nice collection. Welcome to Terraforums man!
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RL7836 View Post
    Welcome to Terra! You're doing a great job growing those plants - I think that raff is going to fly away on those wings ...

    How big is your macro?

    Do you live near Steve?
    Thanks.

    My macrophylla is pretty small--not worth taking a picture of yet. I had a villosa I sold that was getting pretty nice.

    I live about an hour away from Steve. He's got some awesome plants crowding up his kitchen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justjack View Post
    Sheesh, newbies! 8P

    Hopefully you'll stay tuned and chime in with some advice from all those mistakes... and the obvious successes you've had growing as well! Welcome aboard.
    I would like to pass along a medium I found for nepenthes that seems to work really well. I start with a base of 1/2 cypress mulch and 1/2 LF sphagnum by volume. I usually add a little peat and perlite to that, using more perlite for picky highlanders. I used to use coconut chips before I found the cypress mulch and that works well, too; but the mulch is really, really cheap, and it seems to last a lot longer than either coconut chips or fir bark, especially if you don't pack it too tight. I think you could just stop with the mulch and sphagnum for most plants, though.

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    I found a couple of more pics to share.

    N. x Marble Dragon


    More N. rafflesianas


    Another N. x chelsonii


    N. muluensis x lowii


    N. truncata x veitchii growing as a houseplant

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    Impressive, how long have you been growing? What did you do for information before you came to the forums? How did you get into the hobby?

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    ...Holy crap.
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=6789&dateline=1352508752

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