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    1) hi this is my first post on the forum, so hi everyone... and i have a question.
    2)I want to buy a new nep to add to my collection and I am not sure. I want something that is rather special but easy.
    which one is easier? Inermis or Ephippiata?

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    Hi! And welcome!!! You've come to the right place.

    In my limited experience, both grow easy for me. So I'd pick the one you like best! Or better yet, try both! LOL!

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    depends on your conditions.

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    ephippiata is a slow grower, to me inermis is much more rewarding to grow.

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    N. inermis is much easier and a faster grower as Iceman stated. However, I'd say N. ephippiata is more rewarding, if you're favorite pitchers are uppers and similar to N. lowii!

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    Shalom! Welcome to the forums! I don't have either species, just sanguinea, cocchinea, and ventrata - and those I know are easy, because I they are green, growing, and pitchering.

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    Greetings and salutations!

    Are those my only two choices to pick from?
    Both are equally interesting, but one has some nice coloring to it and one is mostly yellow green. One is fast growing and the other is slow. One will eventually look like another interestingly strange looking species (Whisper aloud N. lowii) but not so same.
    if I were you, I'd try a hybrid perhaps since they are slightly faster growers and you won't give up cp's if you decide to get bored while awaiting your next leaf from your new plant.

    N. eymae x veitchii is interesting, while lowers resemble a mottled N. veitchii (with stripes) the uppers resemble a large N. inermis.

    N. lowii x ventricosa (if you can find it) rivals the sought-after N. Trusmardiensis any day and grows ten times faster. I think the pitchers looks more attractive and the pitchers are as hard as wood too!

    N. ventricosa x ___ you fill in the blank. Anything crossed with N. ventricosa is a good easy grower and whatever it is crossed to, the pitchers resemble them a lot (i.e. N. ventricosa x sibuyanensis, pitchers are wide and large like a N. sibuyanensis, N. ventricosa x truncata, pitchers are like N. truncata in shape, but may be colored like a ventricosa, etc.)

    Good luck!

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    Thanks everyone.. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]
    Unfortunately i have room for one of those in my terrarium. I think I will pick inermis, really hard choice between those beauty’s.
    And I do have N. lowii x ventricosa and also N. lowii x veitchii, lowii hybrids always look stunning.

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