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    I really like trading for them because sometimes you get some surprising offers, although you typically do need a large collection to really get actively trading. I don't plan on buying any lowland Nepenthes any time soon, but I've managed to assemble a small collection of them and grow them alongside my highlanders without risking too much money by trading for them.

    Is it just me or do the younger plants look different than mature plants?
    Typically, yes. Check out an immature N. veitchii for example. Additionally, if you like artificial hybrids, Exotica Plants has posted some progress pictures over the years of many of their crosses -- sometimes potential takes a while to become evident.

    The more stores I look at, the more I don't know who and what to buy from.
    Some are better than others but I've only ever had one (online) purchase I regretted making, out of all the major retailers. Online reviews like Dave's Garden can be pretty helpful. There are also some really great local nurseries around here that show up to BACPS meetings if you can attend them. Then you can hand pick your plants.
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    okay i just got this and hope I'll do well with them.

    Nepenthes maxima x spectabilis
    Nepenthes muluensis x lowii
    Nepenthes talangensis
    Nepenthes veitchii x platychila

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    Looks like a good order. Nice highlander set

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    Thanks to everyone who helped me made my choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ps3isawesome View Post
    okay i just got this and hope I'll do well with them.

    Nepenthes maxima x spectabilis
    Nepenthes muluensis x lowii
    Nepenthes talangensis
    Nepenthes veitchii x platychila
    Talangensis is not an easy plant by any means, I have heard most people, even those who have absolutely astounding set ups, can't get it to pitcher.
    Come to me flies and crawling bugs. This plant wants to give you great big hugs
    Aren't I pretty, don't I smell good? I'd come to you if I could
    But I can't so you must come to me, I'm sure we will get along splendidly

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    Quote Originally Posted by ps3isawesome View Post
    okay i just got this and hope I'll do well with them.

    Nepenthes maxima x spectabilis
    Nepenthes muluensis x lowii
    Nepenthes talangensis
    Nepenthes veitchii x platychila
    If that's the Borneo Exotics talangensis you've ordered, you need to realize that is one of the most difficult Nepenthes on the planet to grow well. For some reason, that particular strain is very fussy and difficult. I wouldn't recommend that plant to any but the most experienced growers.
    Last edited by Whimgrinder; 08-31-2014 at 07:23 AM.

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    well in that case, i'm glad it was 20% off of 19.99 ^_^. This is my first batch of Nepenthes and I'm prepared to kill some and not do so well. ya i started doing some research and hopefully I'll prevail......................

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    Quote Originally Posted by ps3isawesome View Post
    How do you decide?
    Don't take advice from someone who has been growing Nepenthes for less than a year.
    Last edited by Whimgrinder; 08-31-2014 at 08:08 AM.

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