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    Thanks guys. I'll have to check around the local lowes to see if they have something. I'll probably try the miranda if I can find one. I do have another question for you guys. How should I water it? The CPs I have are easy, just kep them in standing water and they'll be fine, but I've heard neps don't handle that technique of watering very well. Should I water them like a regular houseplant to where I water once heavily then wait till the soil looks slightly dry and water again?

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    Its okay if you use the tray method on Nepenthes, though it probably like the overhead watering better.
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    Overhead watering, keeping the soil at least slightly damp at all times is best, although, a shallow tray method can work as long as the water in the tray is allowed to totally evaporate betwween waterings, and the tray only goes halfway up the pot.
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    i secound the thought on trying truncata it was my first one

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    After thinking about it a little bit, N. Miranda might be a poor choice for a first Nep, since it will give you a false sense of confidence in growing them. It's incredibly difficult to kill them.

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    So a Miranda is probably not a good choice?

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    Its a great choice, but its the cockroach of nepenthes; just a little prettier It would survive a nuclear blast.....
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    I think that I should go with the one that can handle the most abuse. I figure that it will be recieving a lot.

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