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    i would says that my unknown nep hybrid that i got from home depot from gublers . it has'nt grown and inch since i got it . but other wise my slowest growing plant would be my n. ventricosa , it takes sooo long for it to grow and to develop pitchers and leaves . my fastest is my gracilis and its grown so fast that i don't know what to do with it anymore .

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    Man my toughest and slowest plants have got to be ampularia spotted, truncata, maxima, bicalcarata, khasiana, and the judith finn. In the other hand, my fastes ones are the ventrata, coccinea, rafflesiana and sanguinea [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    hmm schloaty so your N. ampullaria is very slow growing also. Do you know how long it usually takes for one leaf with pitcher to be grown?
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    It's been in conditions it really likes for about 8 months now, and made 5 leaves and 4 pitchers. The newest pitcher is the first one to gain much size over the previous ones.
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    N. merrilliana is a mystery plant....very picky in my care and one of the most difficult plants to grow I think[/QUOTE]
    Dustin, this one is easy for me. What conditions is yours in? Mine is grown as an ultra-lowlander (over 90 day, over 80 night), humidity is almost always over 80%, it's under 4 fourescent tubes (about 6 or 8 inches? that's a guess). I have it growing in a deep pot (I cut the top off of a 2 liter soda bottle. The pot is about 4 inches in diameter, but about 10 inches deep). My medium is roughly 1/1/1 LFS/pete/orchid mix (I can't remember if there's any perlite in the mix...I'llsee if I can remember to check tonight). I keep the medium moist but not wet. It grows new leaves and pitchers readily for me. I hope this helps you out! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]



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    I think the trick to N. merrilliana is a very very deep pot and hot days with warm nights. DO NOT RISK SHOCK. I stll have a plant from last October that is pitchering occasionally fromt ransplant shock. The other plant came potted (same source) and pitchers fine and I never bothered the roots. I ahev 3 N. merrilliana's 2 are in the growchamber indoors and 1 I am experimenting with out in the greenhosue climate. We shall see how it goes. Tony has a huge one in his that continues to grow (in winter too but not as well) and pitcher fine. Of course now I have misting capabilities so I think I can get away with m0re intermediate lowlanders too.

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    Hmmmm....Now that you mention it, Dustin, I did get mine potted. That might explain it. It also got here in about 2 days, so travel time was limmited. I did transplant it once, but I didn't disturb the roots. I may actually need to extend the depth of the pot soon...Good thing the pot I have is clear! I can check for root growth.
    I'm also curious to see how that one merri does that you move out into your greenhouse. I've read they really don't like fluxuations in humidity...this will be a good test of that hypothesis. I only have one, though, so no testing for me!
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    Hello,
    I just got into neps a little while ago, and only have a few (N. Alata, N. Ventricosa, N. x Ventrata, N Ventricosa?, and N. Fusca.) So the slowest is definetly N. Fusca.
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    mine slowest plants is Nepenthes Gentle [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img] it haven't made a single pitcher since I got it.... but it is flowerign now [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

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    My slowest neps are northiana, rafflesiana, truncata, N. x tomomi x tiveyi, alata, and rajah. They are from slowest to fastest. For some reason, my rajah grows a bit faster then my alata, but alata is supposed to be easier to grow outside of a terrarium
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