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    Beginner Nepenthes

    Hey all! As some of you know I have very little experience in growing carnivorous plants. I only know the basics and as of now I only have a few sarrs, dews, and a fly trap. I've recently be gaining interest in the nepenthes genus of carnivorous plants. I don't know if someone with my experience should attemp to grow these or not and if so what would be some good starters? I've heard that N ventricosa is a great beginner plant because it can handle abuse well but I'm not sure.

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    the easiest for me here have been alata, sanguinea, ventricosa and miranda
    So many plants...so little time

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    I abused my n. ventrata (alata x ventriosa) a ton when I first started growing nepenthes but it's still going (vigorously may I add) and starting to vine. I'd say you can't go wrong with that, although the ones cody just mentioned are, in my opinion better looking.

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    My first two Nepenthes were a Jacquelinea and a SpectabilisXAristochoiloides. Everything after that, are medium to hard to grow Nepenthes which I have not found to be as finicky as most report. When I receive my first two plants, I tossed them outside in the sun and they took the abuse quiet well. Although, some amputation may be necessary if they get sun burnt. If you can satisfy 3 of their requirements then they will, for the most part, be happy: media, water, light, temperature, and humidity. Each spp has its own idiosyncracies, and every clone it peculiarities. If something is not to its liking, you can be damn sure, it will let you know.

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    Ventricosa, sanguinea, alata, truncata, copelandii, albomarginata, maxima, smilesii, khasiana, spathulata, lowii x campanulata, N. "Red Leopard", sanguinea x ramnispina, and ventrata are seme of the easiest ones.
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    miranda. colorful. sold readily at BB places. see them all the time at Lowes and Wallyworld....

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    If you want any plant to try, you can see if Lowe's has any healthy ones that are on discount (less than $5), but you might not be able to identify the plants immediately.

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    I've never seen a plant take as much abuse without symptom as that masochistic tramp, Miranda.

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