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    How do you decide which Nepenthes to get?

    I have Ventrata, and sibuyanensis

    I've spent about one week looking into which ones to get next.

    I def only want highland to intermediate. I also don't care to pay too much for them, maximum price for each plant is $30.

    So now what?

    Is it just me or do the younger plants look different than mature plants?

    The more stores I look at, the more I don't know who and what to buy from.

    How do you decide?
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    Can you definitely provide the climate for HL or intermediate?

    Your climate will dictate (<-- see what I did there? ) what species you can easily keep and will in turn indicate which species you should choose from to be reasonably assured of some success.

    What are your maximum hot days and warm nights where you will be housing your HL or intermediate plants? How cold does it really get? If you don't know the real numbers (if you're guessing) go and get a min/max thermometer & hygrometer from Home Depot for about $4 and check out your climate before you make any purchases. I have noticed many people buy the cooler growing Neps in fall and winter and believe they can grow them easily, then next spring & summer arrives and they see their plants begin to suffer and wonder what to do about it.

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    Whichever plants interest you

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    I'm a bit OCD (in the actual meaning of the disorder) when it comes to choosing what plants to get. Often, I'll just dress a list of what I want, do a bit of research on their care, check them off, and narrow down the plants based on 1. What is available 2. What is more likely to thrive in my conditions 3. What I find attractive. The OCD-like parts comes when I can't decide what I want or I have too many options (which usually isn't the case).

    I think that it's best to narrow down your options and give it a few weeks before deciding. You should remember what you wanted the most, and the stress of deciding should wear off. I'd say sanguinea, tobaica, bongso, maxima, fusca and truncata might do well. Hybrids containing easier lowlands like khasiana, rafflesiana and veitchii could also work. (All of this is based off of my googling of "easy" Nepenthes that I've done for myself, so it may not be that accurate)

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    How do you decide?
    For me it's fairly simple. First, I find a plant I like the look of. Second, I check out its growing requirements. Third, I check to see if I can afford it. Assuming all three are a go, I buy. To make things a bit more complicated, if a given plant is cheap enough, I may still buy it even if it is not supposedly compatible with my conditions just because things don't always work out like they are supposed to.

    As to how I decide where to buy, that is pretty simple as well. First consideration is is the merchant honest. Second is price. If you can buy locally, for a competitive price, do so, its always nice to see what your buying.

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    Me, I have a list of every species I know of that I would like to grow.
    Then, its ranked in the order of the ones that are MOST desired.
    Then Availability/prices. However, I do not buy plants unless I know
    That I have the correct climate for them. If not, no new plant. (IE UltraHighlanders.)

    If an Über rare Nep so happens to make itself available, I can always budget money for the
    next couple months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NemJones View Post
    Me, I have a list of every species I know of that I would like to grow.
    Then, its ranked in the order of the ones that are MOST desired.
    I pretty much do the same for all my desired plants, then if there are any significant cons, I'll add them ; i.e., plants requiring dormancies are noted, or any factor that might be difficult to provide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dante1709 View Post
    plants requiring dormancies are noted, or any factor that might be difficult to provide.
    Same here. Any Wildcard info is noted. like Extreme size, special needs, rarity, prices, etc.

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