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    What's a good houseplant nep?

    I asked a few people this question, but wanted a few more opinions, so here goes: What would be a good houseplant nep? I grow mine in tanks alone, which promises to kill me when they start to vine, but I'd like one or two big plants just hanging out in my room. It would be either a hanging basket by an east facing window, getting spilloff light from growlights there, or on the ground with CFLs lighting it. Conditions would be 60-70 in the day during the winter, 50-60 at night, but would be warmer in the summer. I don't really know what humidity would be, but I don't have a problem upping it in my room.

    It would have to:

    Be able to survive and pitcher of course! I mean, otherwise, what's the point?

    Be big (or grow quickly),

    Look nice! I mean, my sang could prolly grow and pitcher in a hole in siberia, but it's the ugliest thing on earth.

    Erm... be cheap. I'm not looking for rarity or anything, but my price range for a nice sized plant would be ≤ $40, which I'm sure gets rid of a lot of prospects.

    What would you guys suggest?

    Thanks a bunch, happy growing!
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    Well, I've successfully grown N. ventricosa (I kinda like 'em, bad rap be damned) and N. x ventrata in my south-facing windowsill that gets baking temperatures by day and offensively low humidity levels. Add to that my inconsistency with remembering to water the things, and you begin to marvel at how these plants survive at all.

    Nevertheless, I'd suggest anything with N. ventricosa or N. maxima in its parentage as they are relatively bomb-proof. I have a N. ventricosa x spectabilis "giant" that I'd venture to say would do just fine on a windowsill, and it makes gorgeous pitchers if you ask me.

    EDIT: for the summer months where my window is partially shaded with foliage on the trees outside, I supplement sunlight with a simple CFL suspended about 8" above the plants. I grow them in hanging baskets... those 6" wooden orchid baskets you can get on homedepot.com are cheap and good lookin'.

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    Ventrata
    Super cheap
    Super easy

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    N.veitchii HL forms

    N.truncata "pasian"

    N.ventricosa

    N.spectabilis x aristolocloidies

    N.sanguinea (there are color forms that are rather nice"

    N.maxima

    N "Red leopard"

    N.sanguinea x ramnispina

    N.alata

    N.copelandii

    N.jamban

    N.spathulata

    N.ventrata
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    @exo
    Since when is jamban cheep?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpsammich View Post
    @exo
    Since when is jamban cheep?
    Ah...didn't notice the cheap requirement.
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    ventrata has grown fine and pitchered in 10% winter humidity though it threw out mutant pitchers during the adjustment period.....highland veitchii will grow like a weed even in low humidity but in my experience doesnt pitcher unless humidity is consistently over 50%....bongso might also be a good one to try if you want pure species, for me it was pretty bullet proof but liked to go into suspended animation when conditions changed....didnt suffer, just quit growing at all while it adjusted than would pick back up where it left off once it did....
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    Definitely N. ventricosa will not give up on you. Tried and true.

    I haven't done much experimenting but I would be willing to bet that most ventricosa hybrids are very similar. And some of them are pretty gorgeous looking plants for the money.
    LOOKING FOR: N. (argentii x bicalcarata) x {[(lingulata x edwardsiana) x (naga x hamata)] x [(klossii x undulatifolia) x (aristolochioides x rajah)]} Growlist: http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=124586

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