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    What can you guys tell me about the two following Nepenthes hybrids:

    N. spathulata x maxima
    N. ventricosa x maxima

    I have seen pictures of both and think they are the two most beautiful neps I have ever seen in my life.

    Are they easy growers? Can they adapt to windowsill conditions? Can anyone think of a good reason I should not track them down and purchase them? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    Thanks,
    Corey

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    Both are very hardy highland hybrids. I'm not sure that I'd call them the most beautiful hybrids - there are some amazing hybrids around - but they are appealing and are fairly easy to grow. They will adapt to windowsill conditions provided humidity is not too low.
    Demystifying Nepenthes: http://www.nepenthesforeveryone.com

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    Hi Corey
    I grow the Spath x Max and its a super easy nep which produces large colourfull pitchers in abundance,very rewarding.
    Mine grows under intermediate conditions and loves it.
    Bye for now julian

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    Both are terrific hybrids, and grow very easily for me. Either one is a good windowsill candidate, and both can make showy pitchers that are crowd-pleasers.

    N. spatulata x maxima, soon after opening:


    N. maxima x ventricosa:


    Capslock
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    Wow, thanks for the pictures, Capslock! These hybrids look every bit as good as I remember them. It was actually wonderful Chesara's threads about N. spathulata x maxima that first drew me to that particular hybrid, and I have been seeing some great photos of N. ventricosa x maxima popping up every now and then online.

    It is good to know that these are easy, hardy hybrids. I can't wait to try them! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    Thanks for all the info and pictures,
    Corey

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