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    If I had to pick one, I'd go hairy Nepenthes hamata. It's my understanding that it'll probably grow faster than Nepenthes edwardsiana.

    I'm still waiting for Nepenthes jamban prices to go down... they've been at a standstill for a year or so.
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    That's a tough one! Can I choose both!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clue View Post
    If I had to pick one, I'd go hairy Nepenthes hamata. It's my understanding that it'll probably grow faster than Nepenthes edwardsiana.

    I'm still waiting for Nepenthes jamban prices to go down... they've been at a standstill for a year or so.
    I personally am amazed that Nepenthes jamban prices have not lowered significantly already. I don't see the appeal of the species at all. Compared to Nepenthes jacquelineae it just doesn't seem so much more worthy of the extra dollars.
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    That's a tough call. If they were the same price, I'd choose the red hairy Nepenthes hamata. Chien Lee's photo is the finest Nepenthes pic I've seen. But, the Nepenthes edwardsiana (eddie) is so much cheaper. However, I've never been that enthralled with Nepenthes edwardsiana. I like Nepenthes villosa much more. If I had the conditions, I'd put Nepenthes villosa right below red Nepenthes hamata for my most wanted.
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    Well, I just bought a Nepenthes hamata (red hairy) from Tony. His price was $25 cheaper than I had seen elsewhere, and he agreed to hold onto it for me until I get back from Venezuela.

    If I had to choose, I'd probably still have to go with the N. hamata (red hairy), provided it continues to look like Chien Lee's photo. If it doesn't, I might be slightly disheartened, but I'll still have the Nepenthes I wanted since I entered the hobby, before I learned about Nepenthes edwardsiana (Eddy). It is, after maturing a bit, a pretty easy to grow plant and grows rather fast (from all I've heard.) I don't want to have to wait 5 years for Eddy to mature. The N. hamata should be ready in a couple years.

    I like Nepenthes edwardsiana (Eddy), and it's on my list of Nepenthes to get in the future, I'd love to do some hybrdizing with it at some point. But as far as toothy pitchers go, I like the teeth on N. villosa more.

    From another perspective, however, I have a sound appreciation for the uniqueness of the plant, in that it has what is likely a trait that would be an advantage to it evolutionarily via the trichromes (the hairs). They are likely able to help ward off insects that may be feeding on the pitchers.
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    Funny how everyone is buying a super expensive plant based on a single photo.......
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exo View Post
    Funny how everyone is buying a super expensive plant based on a single photo.......
    If it's genetically identical, there is no reason that, given the right conditions, it shouldn't look just like the photo. Anyhow, I've looked at other photos besides Chien's, and while his photo is superb, other photographs of the clones sold in 2009 look promising.

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