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    O.K. sorry
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    I suppose the Rajah is a perfect greenhouse plant...not a houseplant. How do get the temps to change to keep them happy? I also wonder if you need a separate greenhouse for other neps that do not require cold nights? I think this has basically answered my question on why N. Rajah's are such a special plant and defiantly not for beginners. I suppose you could grow them if you had the right conditions. The size of the plant is just unbelievable! What an awesome plant! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]

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    If you live on the immediate coast of california it might work. (the extra humidity will help and the rise and fall of temp. in morning and night will also help)
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    Greenhouses will naturally get the temp drop in spring and fall but summer requires AC and winter requires heat (so they don't actually freeze). I have my large highland terrarium connected to an airconditioner and humidifier so it blows cold wet air into the enclosure at night. Once your nepenthes collection begins to grow you will need to build a custom large size terrarium (or have one built) of about 4 ft high 4 ft wide and at least 2 ft deep (I wish I'd have made mine 4 feet deep) because they are indeed huge plants (usually)! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Thanks Tony. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    John you're all set buddy, no harm done! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Most of all the "gaga" over N. rajah is just that. Although at one time, it was thought to have the largest pitchers in the genus, there are others that rival N. rajah in size. Large pitchers have been found on N. merrilliana, N. rafflesiana giant forms, and N. truncata can certainly look spectacular as an adult plant with adult pitchers. Nevertheless, for those desiring a slow growing highland nepenthes with a long long waiting period for it to mature, N. rajah can be rewarding. Personally, I think pitchers of N. trancata, and N. veitchii are both nicer looking pitchers. Remember....."Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder."

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    Actually, I think the mature pitchers of rajah are rather gross and sort of alien/insectoid looking ! Maybe I'd even say the ugliest pitchers... and I want some!
    Certainly belonging more in the "interesting" catergory than "beautiful"! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    I want a bumper sticker now that says "I love my Rajah" [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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