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Thread: Why? Are N. rajah SO expensive?

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    n. rajahs are quite cheap , back then they used to be very rare and very expensive but now u can find them for about 25 bucks . But even if this deisred plant is easily found for sale and is cheap its a tough plant to grow if you don't have the right conditions . I believe it lives in ultrahighland conditions but I don't grow this plant so i dont know .

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    My small plants are happy with somewhat warmer conditions than I would expect. Maybe up to 85 or 90 during the day? There is however a significant drop of nighttime temperature to ~60 since Ive gotten them.
    I have heard that smaller plants are more tolerant of high temperatures. Since I only wanted 1 but was received more, I plan on parting with most and keeping only one. Since I don't have another space for it, I sure hope it withstands these temps when it gets bigger!

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    Matt, N. rajah is more tolerant than people think. Matt Sopher in England (Arie can you help out here) ahas a mature rajah the size of a small bush and it gets about 65F at night. He grows it more of an intermediate than more of an Ultrahighland. Personally my plant responds best in my basment overnight at a temp of 50F and sometimes lower like 48F if the outside temps are very very cold. If the plants grow and pitcher then conditions for them must be suitable. I think mine are boycotting me...maybe since they know the evaporative cooler arrived yesterday they want that setup in the greenhouse now. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

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    N. Rajahs are cheaper then what they used to be. Mostly the cost a lot because it is the quillity of tissue culture and were you buy it from. I wanted to ask is getting a N. Lowii for 20 dollars a good deal. It has 2.5-3inches leaf span. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    Hi Dustin,
    How old is this mature rajah? I have seen photos of one such plant in cultivation, and I think it was around 15 or 20 years old. Truly spectacular!
    Matt

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    Hi Phil,
    Consider it this way. Once a plant is in tissue culture, it's often really easy to make another.
    But the cost (in time and money) of getting the plant in there in the first place can sometimes be significant, as could have more likely been the initial cost of the material. A lot of people undervalue plants. I don't think that $20 is too much to ask for any rare plant when you consider that you can blow $20 on a nice dinner and it's entirely gone the next day! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Hi Matt, Arie Cohen has the photo of this plant. I belive it was 14 years old. It truly is a gem. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] It might be still up...search for a topic entitled 14 year old rajah. I think you'll hit it.

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    WOW!!! WHOA!!! Who knew anyone was still interested... now I understand a LOT better from more reading and of course, this thread... THANKS FOR THE REVIVAL...j/k [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]
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