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    Sheridan,

    I will be growing my plants inside and as of yet, I don't have any special set-up. I'm guessing that because of the number of CPs I'm amassing, I will need to devise some kind of lighting source before winter sets in. Can highland Neps be grown outside in summer?

    As far as taste...the stranger, the more interesting - the better...keeping in mind that these will be my first Neps, and I'm just learning about them. One of this forum's members just let me know he is sending me a N. alata - it will be my first.

    Thanks for the info!

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    khasiana = bulletproof
    ventricosa = next in line
    alata, maxima, sanguinea, fusca, and a few others i'm too lazy to name comein next.
    Update: Parents convinced to allow me to keep greenhouse heated over winter. Most species will not be lost. Too lazy to update growlist.

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    not sure if you can grow them outside in your area(im on the othe rside of the US). you may want to shoot a pm on that subject to Tony Parobek. he grows his stuff in a greenhouse but he is in New York state somewheres and has lots and lots of experiance with Neps and should be able to answer that particular question since he is in your general vicinity and is far more familiar with your weather than i am. there are several othe Nep nuts in New England but i cant think off hand who they are. if the N. alata does good for you than i suggest N. bongso as your second step. it will be a really nice contrast to the N. alata, and its quite hardy and adaptable. N. spathulata is another good one. after that pic a nep you really want that looks like it will survive in your conditions and your set.

    here is my N. bongso,
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    Well, well Hortman...sticking a toe into the neps are you? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] Good! They are cool plants. I have a truncata that is virtually ignored and its throwing a new pitcher that I think will hit 12". Gotta get a photo of that.

    You'll enjoy the neps. I do believe you are well on your way to CP addiction. lol Happens to the best of us... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_l_32.gif[/img]

    Ventricosas are easy...rafflesiana...tobiaca. I keep a ventricosa and a raff in my office but the raff isn't all that happy. The ventricosa has 2 basal shoots and lots of pitchers but the raff is slow. Probably too cool for it here.

    BTW...maybe I'm hallucinating but I thought I read somewhere that N. bongso was the "old" name for what is now called N. ramispina? I just recently got a ramispina and its got two of the cutest little black pitchers and a new one on the way. I love the lil' bugger...its growing pretty fast.
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    i do believe they are still two seperate species. if you have literature that says different i would love to see it.
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    Well, Hortman, You've got Pokemon Syndrome: "Gotta Catch 'em All".

    I have N. coccinea and N. miranda (both hybrids) growing and ptchering in normal AC indoor conditions. They are very easy to grow.

    I think ********** only minds pointing out other CP sites to buy from if you could buy what you want at PFT.

    PFT offers N. ventrata, N. rafflesiana, and N. ventricosa.

    http://exoticgardens.zoovy.com/category/!pftcpnepenthes

    All are easy to grow; I'd get these three from them.
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    Hey Rattler

    I did some checking and my mistake...N. ramispina was previously called N. gracillima. N. bongso is considered (by some) synonomous with N. caranculata.

    Sorry 'bout that. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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