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    most sought-after/valuable nepenthes in the hobby?

    Hi guys, I'm a long time lurker, and recently-registered community member. I think that this distinction would go to:

    1) Nepenthes Edwardsiana
    2) Nepenthes Villosa
    3) Nepenthes Hamata (hairy red)
    4) Nepenthes Hamata
    5) Nepenthes Macrophylla
    6) Nepenthes Rajah
    7) Black Truncata

    Does anyone know folks with seed-grown plants of any of the above?
    Last edited by Cephalotus; 04-28-2011 at 06:51 AM.

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    No i don't think i do.

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    Most of those are hard to come by right now. Some are a little easier to come by like villosa and rajah (cheap too).

    Many of the ones you mentioned are seemingly valuable or sought after not only because of thier beauty, but in thier difficulty to propagate and grow. They are slow growing so thier numbers in cultivation are small, but steadily increasing. As such, supply is low, demand is high, so perceived value is high. Give it a few years and some of these may be as cheap as villosa and rajah. Some, like standard clones of hamata, are already coming down in price.

    I guess what I am trying to say is that your list although fairly accurate will change over time.

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    Wait, Rajah and Villosa are common now? How is this so?

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    I didn't say they were common. They are cheap and fairly available. They are available about once a year and can be obtained for around 20 bucks. This is for a small plant. A full grown adult specimen would be considerably more, if you can find one, since most people end up killing thier small plants before they reach maturity.

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    N. villosa, N. Rajah, N. Macrophylla are all pretty common now, many nurseries offer them.

    N. hamata is very common now too, much more common the ones above, but still can cost a bit.

    Black truncata has become available too, thanks to seed.

    N. Edwardsiana is the rarest of these, even though it was released commercially last year, but in very limited quantities.

    I'd say the rarest in cultivation now is N. Klossii, and N. hurrelliana.

    Mostly, they've all become availble commercially thanks to Tissue culture propagation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cephalotus View Post
    Wait, Rajah and Villosa are common now? How is this so?
    Well not seedgrown for sure, but dashman is right - once or a couple times a year, there are rajahs all over the market for $20 (you just have to catch it at the right time), and Wistuba had a lot of villosas for sale last summer I think it was, and they were around for a good long while before they sold out. There was just a nice big pile of villosas and maybe macrophyllas for sale in Canada in the past month too.

    There have been a lot of hamatas that people have been moving out of their collections on some of the other fora a lot in the past couple of months (vining ones at that), and in the past 6 months there have been some very nice and big/old macrophylla and edwardsiana on ebay. The latter was seedgrown, the former a BE clone (and a younger seedgrown macrophylla I think too). Same for hamatas - at least 3 seedgrown ones in the past six months I think on ebay. As for black truncata, a lot of vendors still have 'Queen of Hearts' x 'King of Spades' kicking around their sales lists so they're not all sold out yet.

    But you do have perfect timing to get a hamata red hairy right now because BE is just releasing their second batch of TC clones.

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