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Thread: A good "starter" nepenthes

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    Do you guys have any recommendations for a nep that would be suitable for a beginner?

    It would be kept outside in the summer...we have high humidity and hot temps here at that time.

    It would be kept inside pretty much the rest of the time! I'm sure that late Spring through early Fall may be okay.

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    It varies from place to pace, and 'hot' can be a relative concept. Where are you, and what temperature ranges do you have?
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    N. ventricosa, ventrata, sanguinea come to mind.

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    N. alata, N. ventracosa, N. spathulata

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (SydneyNeps @ May 15 2005,2:31)]It varies from place to pace, and 'hot' can be a relative concept. Where are you, and what temperature ranges do you have?
    According to the profile....Evanston, IL.
    How hot does it get there? I see the predicted high for the next 10 days is 70 F. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
    I think N. ventrata is a good choice, and maybe N. truncata, since it seems to tolerate a wider range of temps than a lot of lowlanders. N. gracilis is an easy lowlander too.

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    PS Tre, why do you recommend N. spathulata for a supposedly warm environment? I find it to be a great intermediate-does it grow well warm for you?

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    I agree with the vetrata, and also would like to add Miranda. This is also an rediculously easy hybrid.

    I have also had great success with truncata x ventricosa. This has pitchered for me in conditions most would consider quite poor (humidity under 35%!!).
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    Here are 2 good ones for you.

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    Yes it does. I have both Highlanders and lowlanders in the smae enviroment currently. And for all summer probibly. Well my bical is with my highlanders anyway. Florida has standing 92% humidity where I live all summer. I think I must have intermediate conditions because the spathulata gets pitchers on every leaf unlike some other less thirilling plants.

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