How did you get involved with neps? Do you have a favorite? if so, what draws you to that plant?
My fascination with Nepenthes started long before I had the means to care for one. I had a VFT and a purple pitcher plant, and was reading up on their care, and in doing so, read about the care of other species of CP, including Neps. At the time, I knew I did not have a good place to keep one, but I knew I was in love, and someday I would grow Neps.
I'm a little closer now, and I have room for a few. Deciding which of the hundreds of species, and hybrids was the next task.
I like plants that are strange, or have a history, or ecological quirk. N. madagascariensis interests me solely because it was the first species described.
After reading this article (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0825094915.htm), I had to have Nepenthes ampullaria, even if I never acquired the frogs that could inhabit them. I have since learned a lot about nepenthes infauna, and find every plant interesting in that regard... But I still like my little detritivorous ampullaria for their unique appearance, and differing habits.
Which led me to N. bicalcarata. If the teeth weren't enough, their relationship with the ants was. There are dozens of species I like simply because of their unique appearance (hamata, inermis, eymae, jamban, the list goes on)
At the moment, I have 2 bicalcaratas, an ampullaria, a mirabilis var globosa, and one unknown. Planned acquisitions include a lowland Truncata, Rafflesiana, perhaps albomarginata, madagascariensis (if I can get my hands on it) and some highlanders listed above, after I have a suitable setup for them.
Lets hear your stories, (and see your pics!)