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    What are some small easy Neps?

    I have a Nepenthes "death cube" from Lowes that I bought a few months ago. It's currently in my mini-greenhouse on the patio, but it's getting too big and it's size is blocking out light to my other plants.

    I want to replace it with a smaller Nepenthes that's easy to grow. Any suggestions?
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    Glabrata is a nice easy nep that stays small. I also found Argentii to be an easy plant. Theres also Nepenthes Campanulata as well.

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    You might have a Ventricosa or ventrata, you don't need to grow those in a a mini greenhouse, you can grow them in your yard or in a sunny window, Like I grow mine.

    Anyways N101 has made some nice suggestions. Although Glabrata requires good himidity to pitcher or tendril restingon moss.

    I'd say campanulata is the safest bet, maybe N. Belli
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfn View Post
    I have a Nepenthes "death cube" from Lowes that I bought a few months ago. It's currently in my mini-greenhouse on the patio, but it's getting too big and it's size is blocking out light to my other plants.

    I want to replace it with a smaller Nepenthes that's easy to grow. Any suggestions?
    Take it out of the mini-greenhouse and experiment with it.

    There's no reason to replace a thriving Nep!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clue View Post
    Take it out of the mini-greenhouse and experiment with it.

    There's no reason to replace a thriving Nep!
    It's not exactly thriving. It's producing new leaves, but it's very boring.

    Also, the Nepenthes Death Cube has small teeth, like a Singalana.


    But I need something smaller for the greenhouse
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfn View Post
    ...but it's very boring.
    If you want entertainment, I'd say find more hobbies. Plants are plants. They don't grow for people's entertainment (or at least in most cases).




    I have had faith in many of my "boring" Nepenthes that wouldn't pitcher for months and months, but sooner or later, they started to pitcher and grow vigorously...



    ...but anyways, this is all ...


    ......



    Smaller Nepenthes are generally far and in between because of their habitats, which can be quite shady, so they grow as large, scrambling vines. Even the smaller species can get pretty large in time (glabrata and bellii can get pretty stringy and tall) and even campanulata can get pretty tall (next time you're talking with Nepenthes101/Mike, ask for some pics of his campy... it's one beast of a plant). I'd say it's best just to move your Nep out of the mini-greenhouse and experiment with it. Who knows what it might do? There's only one way to find out.
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    campanulata hands down. glabrata stays somewhat small but has a beastly vining stage.
    just to note though, although campanulata is small in comparison to many other neps, it can reach the diameter of a small watermelon. just a heads up.
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    I know this is thinking a bit out of the box, so to speak,
    but you could try putting a Ceph in it, so long as it has drainage and the right environment (for a ceph).
    I mention it because it will stay small and looks similar to a mini-Nep!

    Just a thought.

    (The cubes are nice looking little "greenhouse" sort of things, it is just a matter of finding something that will survive in them. They are like little ovens in the sun!)
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