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    Compact growing Neps

    I'm looking for species that don't get too big or at least do not vine out of control.

    Conditions are around 70-80F during the day and drop a bit at night then. Not really strict HL or LL I guess? My ventricosa does well if that helps give an idea.

    Anyways, I don't have much space at the moment so even super slow growers would work. Gotta be somewhat forgiving as well, I'm a Nep newb. Thanks for any and all suggestions!
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    Hi. I love the tiny, mighty giants of the nep world myself. Unfortunatly the big, or is that tiny, three; diatas, glabrata and argentii are all slightly fussy and for me at least grow best in a true HL envirment.

    I'd suggest looking into the mini or dwarf variations of N. maxima. Although normally a larger growing nep some of the smaller ones would fit your conditions nicely. I'm currently growing a 'lake poso' varity along side my ventricosa on a humidity tray on my orchid racks. ( small disclaimer..my humidity tray is 12 square feet) I know of at least three of these smaller varities, an internet search may reveal even more.
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    I was curious about the N. maxima "Watutau Dwarf" actually...what are some others?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpappy789 View Post
    I was curious about the N. maxima "Watutau Dwarf" actually...what are some others?
    'lake poso' and 'napu valley'. I'm sure there may be more. I'd like a 'watutua dwarf' myself as I've read it's smaller than 'lake poso'. I've been watching the "mini" N. maxima's for sale on various sites and auctions and noticed that many do not have the specific variation listed, just the word mini. I'd be wary of those and go with a seller, private or not, that you can trust.
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    N. muluensis x lowii is easy to keep compact, it looks great, and it is easy to grow. They're not fussy and do great in the intermediate to highland temperature range. Give them a lot of light and the pitchers will be dark and beautiful. I have one that's been growing in the same intermediate tank for years. When it threatens to vine (after all, nepenthes are vines), I get out the trimmers, hack it down, and it just gets bushier. Great plant.

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    I quite like N.bellii hybrids. Seem to be quite a bit smaller than whatever they get crossed with and usually turn the plant into an intermediate grower when crossed with highlanders

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    I would say N. spectabilis x aristolochioides gets my vote. Small plant, gorgeous pitchers, and very hardy to boot.

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    My Nepenthes ampullaria is pretty compact. Further, if you keep trimming the stem, it produces tons of ground pitchers.
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