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    Sorry Demi, I didn't want to offend you I was just curious.

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    Yes, but don't you want the pleasure and fun to grow a Nep from a small plant to a large mature sized specimen? That's what I am hoping to accomplish with my Rajah. That is my main goal in growing Ultrahighlands right now, Grow N.Rajah large and conquer the other Ultrahighlands. But yes, I do see your point that you've only been into Neps for a year and want a few large plants to show off. [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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    Wow...

    those prices are about as high as I have seen.

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    lets hope that the plants are bigger than the pots ;-)

    I paid for my N. hamata about 100 $ and you can get them a lot cheaper now....

    Martin

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    Mr. NG, it seems as if I don't get anywhere with smaller plants. I vividly remember how I tortured one nepenthes with decorative moss, high and low temps., low humidity, hard water in a rusty pan, and decapitation( growing point from ruits). My point is, I don't have the best of luck with smaller plants, but my success lies within near mature plants. You may be into those years of maturing, but I'm about starting big, and getting bigger [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] . Besides, I'll be getting a lot of other, smaller specimens and species this summer, and that's because I can't find any of a larger size.
    Joachim, that's all right. I wasn't really offended. Just wanted to let you know I'm not a complete novice when it comes to nepenthes.
    Like I said, the plants are about 13 inches tall, so I think it's somewhat worth it considering my other options. Does anyone want me to buy them a plant from there?

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    OK, I'll try to make my point - you may know english is not my mother language living in Germany and so some misjudging on my side or errors in the postings I write do occur. And I guess some points I don't fully understand are simply an "american/texas thing".

    First of all I won't recommend for or against buying plants from the source you want to buy - I haven't seen those plants in real to judge the prices and quality they offer.

    Well I'll try to explain my german/european attitude to dealers: If the quality meets my requirements, business runs smoothly and I have the impression the dealer is not only after my money but does really want me growing those plants well helping me with all the problems I will for sure run into at one point - I'll go for him. Even when prices may be higher at a first sight than from others and plants may be smaller than I want them to be - this dealer will help me to grow them big it is just a matter of time. And patience is one of the most important factors growing plants - a year is not a long time for plant...

    So Exotic Gardens created this place starting off a great community for us plants freaks - I would go for their plants trying to pay a little of that back what they did and still do for me (I do really like this place :-) And for plants they can't supply I would go for this great guy answering all the questions and giving tons of tips here in the forum - this service you can't measure in money... (Even stumbling across the banner on his home page. I guess it must be an american thing. You won't see such things here in germany at all.)

    Well that's just my point of view and I don't want to say its the right way to go and won't argue against people having other attitudes or points of view. And hopefully I didn't annoy anyone.


    Back to plants: When you do have problems with smaller plants conditions are not suited for them. Bigger ones may survive this due to their size - but the conditions are still not suited for them. From my point of view creating the right environment - or what you believe it is - is the first step to grow Nepenthes successfully. And the way to go is in my mind to set up a terrarium. As windowsill plant only the most hardy ones will survive under typical inhouse conditions...

    Good growing!

    Joachim

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    As windowsill plant only the most hardy ones will survive under typical inhouse conditions[/QUOTE] Such as N.Truncata,N.Ventricosa,N.Khasiana,N.Alata "highland" and a few others. [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
    Demi, All I was saying was TRY to grow a few small plants, N.Gracilis will surprize you even as a cutting! It will soon get large and impress you, smae for N.Tobaica and a few others.

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    I see what your saying [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] .

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