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    NG,

    Considering that rajah takes FOREVER to make basketball sized pitchers (i.e. we'll both be dead by the time that happens), I think I'm fairly safe from your raspberry. [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] (Oh, did I mention that my merrilliana is making its 3rd pitcher now? [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] )

    Anyway I think hamata is still the coolest! Those teeth are so bad ***! I would also love to have some heliamphora as well (heterodoxa and neblinae are my favorites) , but they need it really cold. [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

    I'm gonna see if I can get an orchidarium (when I get the money from selling plants on ebay that is) so that I can grow all my highlanders there [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] Then we'll see who has the coolest highlanders! >=] hehehe

    Joel

    (Edited by mindmaze128 at 10:38 am on May 9, 2002)

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    Uhh not nessacarily. My Rajah is within 1 year of being mature belive it or not and it should take baout 5-10 years to get basketball sized pitchers.

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    Are you sure about that NG? I've heard of ppl growing this plant for 10 years and they don't have BB sized pitchers yet. I'm no expert, but I think that rajah has to be one of the slower growers. But you're the rajah guy... Do you believe that your rajah will get that big in 5 years? (speaking realistically, not too optimistic). I'm not trying to be rude, I'm just a little inquisative, that's all.

    Joel

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    Stefano:

    Why don't you put alata or ventricosa in your terrarium? If you're just starting out with Nepenthes, it will be very discouraging to see (possibly) all of your plants dying. If you mess up with these two species, they will most likely survive. They also grow quickly, and pitcher profusely. Just an idea....

    Patrick

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    N. sanguinea is also a good plant for a highland setup. Macfarlanei would also do nicely if your looking for a little more challenge but nothing too difficult. Both of these are usually on the less expensive side also.

    Tony

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    Hi,

    I will second Tony's statement concerning N. sanguinea. It is an easy species which grows very nice and is also quite quick.

    N. macfarlanei is one of the most difficult species for me but this may be due to the clone I am growing. Bare in mind N. macfarlanei produces very looong tendrils. A 10cm diameter plant produces easily 20cm tendrils.

    N. lowii from my experience is no beginners plant. It is damanding and it is very slow growing. From ex. TC to 20cm diameter it took nearly three years.

    I want to throw in N. carunculata and its relatives which stay compact for some years befor beginning to climb. Other good plants are N. ramispina with its nearly black pitchers and the closely related N. gracillima.

    As a beginner in my opinion you should go for larger plants even when they are more expensive. A 2cm plant may die in few hours under conditions a larger plant is able to grow in...

    Just my 2 cents.

    Joachim


    (Edited by Joachim at 2:47 am on May 10, 2002)

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    Joel, one of the reason's many Rajah growers have not seen basket ball sized pitchers on their 10 year old palnt is because they are not growing it correctly. A suvey has shown that cultivated Rajah produce large pitchers early and amture MUCH faster IF they get cool daytime temps with the occasional heat wave. EX: mine gets baout 65-70F ALL day long with the ocasional heat wave which i make happen about 1 every month by shutting the terrarium lid then whipping the fan on high and expelling all heated air. But that is the survey. BUT, it IS true that my palnt is ALMOST mature (capable of flowering.) And I SHOULD have nice sized pitchers in about 5 years then BB sized ones in 10+year soo all I have to wait is a minimum of about 15 year and a MAX of I would say 30 years. But it SHOULDN't take that long as I have it in "super ideal" Ultrahighland conditions.

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    "...My Rajah is within 1 year of being mature..."

    Ähmmm...
    You mean that your Nepenthes rajah will propably show first mature signs in one year, aren't you ?
    The N. rajah from Johannes Marabini took ten year from a TC plant to the first flower.
    But the pitcher size is still smaller than 20cm.

    http://home.t-online.de/home/jmarabini/kultur1.htm

    Martin


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