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    Ok, I am just curious and have to ask: Would you grow carnivorous plants if they were not carnivorous? My honest whole hearted answer would probably be no [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] . Even though I hardly ever feed my plants, and it is probably not the best reason for liking any plant the main reason that draws me to them is their carnivorous nature. I know for many of you that collect neps and orchids, the answer will be yes.
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    for me, the answer is yes, I think. I don't feed them that often, and sometimes I forget that they are carnivorous... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] Well, I might not have started growing them if they were not carnivorous, if they weren't, I would have never heard of them

    EDIT: Ok, i have too be honest, iw ould have never started growing them if they were not carnivorous (My answer is pretty much exactly the same as sundewds)

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    I probably would, at least some of them, most of these plants are just beautiful. I can honestly say I would like to grow sundews even if they were completely sublime. (I'm getting my first ones soon and I just cant wait yippieeee) Many of the Sarracenia pics I've seen are just stunning. But I also have to admit it was the carnivorous nature that first attracted me to them. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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    Honestly, a nepenthes without its pitcher would look like a tropical weed. This probably goes for most other cps, besides pings and utrics, which have wonderful flowers [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
    I can't even imagine what a sarr would look like without any pitchers.
    I would still be growing my pings and utrics.

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    Their carnivorous nature first attracted my interest, but their beauty caught me. That and the fact that they are one of God's ingenious creations. They are made to survive and do so in the most wonderous of manners.
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    My story:

    My granddad came from China to Singapore in the 1930s. He brought a nep home for his sons when he cleared the forests on an offshore island (now known as Sentosa) to build houses in the 1960s.

    I lived in the same house and knew as a young child that the place where the fish tank was, was previously occupied by a nep. I never saw the plant but I know it's a rafflesiana from my dad's description. The pitchers was at least 8 inches long.

    So I guess, it's fate...I liked neps eversince my dad started talking about the "pig's cage grass". That's what neps are called in chinese. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    I am a plant person, and have always been interested in cultivation of exotica. Like everyone else, the carnivorous natue of these plants caught my interest early on, but it is not why I grow them now. I set out to grow every bit of exotica I could obtain, so it is safe to say that I would want the plants even if they didn't chow down on bugs :-)
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    My answer is yes I would still grow them. I am a plant person also. I grow many other plants other than CPs. The carnivorous factor is fascinating but they are still beautiful plants aside from their unique capabilities. As with most people I started with a VFT because they were interesting but it quickly became about the plant and not about the carnivory (I don't really get off on the "it eats bugs!" thing).

    They are all beautiful to me and I love all my CPs but them 'dews still get me in the heart. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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