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    Whats your favorite nepenthes?
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    If you ask this question to the senior members of this forum, they would reply, Most of them are their favourites.. Owning a nepenthes is so intoxicating and addictive that one wants to have more and more and more.........

    Having said that, I would start mentioning a few;

    (highlanders)
    N. macrophylla, N. Ovata, N. izumiae (black), N. jacquelinae, N. lowii, N. burbidgeae, N. densiflora, N. rajah, N. veitchii, and last but not least, N. muluensis (purple with white lids).

    (lowlanders)
    N. albomarginata
    N. rafflesiana
    N. ampullaria
    and N. bicalcarata.

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    "all of them" obviously! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

    But seriously my faves that I own (and reasons thereof) are:

    N. hamata - it just looks like a beast with wiry hairs sticking up off the lid and the wicked looking clawed peristome which seems to evolve "outward" as the plant matures. It's also a very rapid grower in cool conditions

    N. bicalcarata - it too has teeth but it's growth speed is awesome in hot conditions.

    N. aristolochioides - I love the small globular pitchers which look like hanging swallows nests And to a far lesser degree the flowers of Aristolochia (which it is named after).

    N. rajah - a slow grower for most people but mine seems to be pleased with my conditions and has given me many nivce surprises over the year and some months that I've had it. Including reproducing itself 4 times in offshoots (even at a small size) and paying for itself several times over by sale of some of the offshoots. Plus my main rajah plant has grown faster than I expected.

    Basically, as Gus said, once you have a nep and have figured out how to grow it well, you too will be addicted...


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    All of them.

    Especially the ones that I don't have yet! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    Seriously, of the ones I have (about 20), my current faves are the following, based as much on the current size and condition of them as anything:
    N. maxmima x ventricosa (vigorous grower, huge, wide-mouthed traps)
    N. ampularia (grows like crazy, 3inch traps)
    N. albomaringata (cool dark purple pitchers with white stripe under peristome. Mine grows consistently, but slowly.)
    N. maxima x albomaringata (very cool light green pitchers with red specks, and a deep red "judith finn"-style peristome)

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    I refuse to answer this question in that is cruel and unusual punishment to force me to pick just one!!!

    Now if I was going to answer it.. which I am not. I would pick....


    N. hamata

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    Horray for hamata! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    hmm, I like mine N. sanguinea [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] it Malay like me and it has nice pither, I also like N. veitchii and N. X ventrata [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

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    ALL OF THEM!! I could never, ever pick, it's way to hard!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img]
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