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    Been doin some research..

    But not much luck.. I've been looking for smaller neps..preferably smaller then 6" which i know is gonna be a hard (if not impossible). Hybrid or species works either way. Or a slow growing nep that is easy to care for. Thanks guys!
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    N. campanulata is one of the smallest ones, but is harde to find then usual, ventricosa can be small... N. aristolochioides stays small but is hard to grow. I can't think of any others, I'm not a nep person.

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    N. bellii stays small. N. ampullaria can be kept small, but requires some attention to pruning and repotting I believe. Are you looking for a terrarium subject or something?
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    Gracilis stays small if you trim it. But there is really no plant that stays smaller than six inches.

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    Sounds like a job for a Cephalotus ...
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    N. argentii, but it's hard to find.
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    Lowii is a really slow grower, unfortunately it may be picky.
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    Small Nepenthes? I've been doing similar research myself :-) In my opinion, there are 2 kinds of "small":
    1) plants that don't vine much and stay compact
    2) plants that do vine (have long internodes in the vining stage), but because their leaves are relatively small, they still occupy little volume and could in theory be allowed to snake around a terrarium without overwhelming it. Contrast that to a mature Miranda which, no matter short you prune it, will always occupy a lot of space because of the leaf & pitcher size in the rosette stage.

    So far these are the taxa that I've found that, judging from the pictures I've seen online, could potentially do well in a smaller grow area:

    Species:
    campanulata: compact, doesn't vine, and still has small diameter
    argentii: does vine eventually, but it's a small plant
    adnata: vines, but it has small dimensions overall
    talangensis
    aristolochioides
    vieillardi: the clone out now does not seem to get very big

    Hybrids:
    thorelii x alata Kondo: A dwarf. I grow it, and I expect it to take several years before it needs a pruning.
    talangensis x veitchii
    muluensis x lowii: slow grower, and takes a while to get any size
    talangensis x tobaica (and the reverse, called Pisacho): vines, but doesn't seem to occupy a lot of volume
    ventricosa x talangensis
    ventricosa x (dubia x singalana)
    tobaica x thorelii (and the reverse): gets viney
    Mae West: hard to find......
    Kristin Ammar

    Those are the smallest ones I have found so far. You might think that thorelii x aristolochiodes would be small, but most seem to say that it is a vigorous viner, so I'm not sure. Aristolochioides does seem to have a "shrinking" effect, however, on most of its hybrids.

    I haven't grown most of these plants (yet) -- these are just my observations after doing extensive searches for images on various forums and photo sites. Hopefully that helps you in your quest

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