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    You can always try the trading forum, there is currently an intermediate grab bag giveaway going on right now. You can also, of course, trade some other CP's for neps. I have pm'd you with the names of a couple online nurseries. (You can mention nurseries in pm's)
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    My understanding is that PMing vendors is allowed, although while we're here I believe that there's also a grey area since I've seen discussion of sources that don't generally compete with FlyTrapShop, places like Wistuba and Exotica Plants who grow their own plants and supply vendors. (Mods feel free to delete whichever parts you think contravene the rules)

    On the original topic, if you're looking for anything other than ventratas and the like, short of living near a nursery you're going to have to go online to find them. I know that Borneo Exotics is putting out their Bio-Dome range, but I'm not sure how widespread those are yet.

    As for plants surviving transit, consider that major suppliers like Exotica Plants and Borneo Exotics ship plants to vendors all across the world, and those mostly survive just fine.
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    Discussing vendors outside the US is generally allowed since they don't really directly compete with FlyTrapShop. When you're just starting out though, importation is not a feasible option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nip 'n these View Post
    Does anyone know if Lowes still sells Nepenthes?
    The plants carried by the BBSs can vary considerably by region, so you really can't rely on what folks find at them in their particular area.

    Quote Originally Posted by nip 'n these View Post
    At the only plant nursery near me, they only sold Nepenthes ventrata.
    I refuse to accept the fact that I will only ever have one species of Nepenthes in my collection.
    Just a side note ... N. ventrata is not a species. It is a hybrid: N. ventricosa X N. alata.

    Do keep in mind that neps get huge ...particularly once they start vining. Also, many vendors -- like Wistuba and EP -- sell very small plants. At that young stage many are extremely slow growing which may or may not be a plus in your eyes.
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    I have never had an issue with nepenthes getting damaged by shipping. As Nimbulan said, pitcher plants tend to rarely get set back by shipping. I have received baby plants in the mail, only about 2-3 inches across all the way to adult plants 12+ inches across and my plants always have arrived in perfect shape. Once, I had a package arrive the day after I left on a 9 week vacation, and upon unpacking the nepenthes, it was perfectly fine and once potted started growing immediately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swagalotus View Post
    Once, I had a package arrive the day after I left on a 9 week vacation, and upon unpacking the nepenthes, it was perfectly fine and once potted started growing immediately.
    ..................wat?
    how? What sorcery is this?
    If I didn't receive any attention for 9 weeks, I would just shrivel up and die. How the Nepenthe did it is completely beyond me.

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    Oops my bad. Nine day


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    I've read about packages of plants being held up in shipping for several weeks and still arriving in good condition.

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