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    nepenthes species wanted+ advice needed

    hello everybody, I'm quite new to growing nepenthes species, and I don't have any tools which are needed for growing nepenthes and other tropical plants. we have here subtropical climate, and I've grown outside a nepenthes hybrid, but never a pure, rare species. which things are needed to grow these amazing plants (considering rare and hard to grow species), terrarium with led light, greenhouse, etc. what's the best for it? and I'd like to know about more things needed to grow these plants. and I'll add here a species list which are my favourites: rajah, attenboroughii, palawanensis, clipeata and aristolochioides. which one is the easiest to grow? where can I get them, how much should every species cost and which conditions are the best for each one to grow? which one grows the fastest? thank you.

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    forgot to say, I'm from israel so worldwide shipping source of plants is needed since we don't have any of these species here.

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    The main 4 things you need are good water, good media, decent temperatures, and the right amount of sunlight. All the species that you listed except for palawanensisn are really expensive and cost hundreds of dollars(USD). N. palawanensis costs about $60-70(USD) I think palawanensisnis the easiest to grow and to find but I’m not sure. For water it needs to be distilled, reverse-osmosis, or rainwater. For media most people use either pure lfsm(long fibered sphagnum moss) or a 50/50 mix of lfsm and perlite. Light I would do bright indirect light. Use this to see what temperatures it will like https://www.carnivorousplants.co.uk/...ractive-guide/

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    I'd try networking with any other growers in Israel for specific information but I'd assume that you'd have a nursery within your country that imports from Borneo Exotics and Wistuba. As for what would be difficult to grow it'll depend on your climate. For a good portion of Israel rajah and aristo would probably be impossible to grow without active cooling. We'd need more specifics from you to give a better answer.

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    thank you everybody. I live close to Tel Aviv, Petah Tikva. not sure which zones there are here. will air conditioner water be all right? which more information do you need to know? when will I be able to buy an imported plant from wistuba and borneo exotics? maybe I got what you said at the start wrongly because my english is not really good... for growing palawanensis- do I need to buy A terrarium or something like that? or n. palawanensis will be alright without it?

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    The water coming off an AC unit is condensed from the air and should be pure. Just check to see that there aren't any oils or coatings on your AC that could contaminate the water. Tel Aviv would definitely be too hot for everything but the clipeata and maybe the palawanensis and attenboroghii. Wistuba sells directly to customers but Borneo Exotics will not, so if there are any BE plants you want, you'll need to find a distributor in your country. Personally, for clipeata and palawanensis I aim for at least 50% humidity, and have heard attenboroughii requires more. If your climate is significantly drier than that consider a terrarium.

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    thank you very much for your reply! I've actually found more things which I know in wistuba's website, and here are some more options, which I'd like to hear your opinion about: nepenthes deaniana, sumagaya, ventricosa, dubia, flava, spectabilis, eymae, klossii.

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    btw, if needed, buying a terrarium is not a major problem.

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    From the neps you list flava and dubia will not be possible at all without significant cooling. For highland species like those you want nights of at least 55 F or lower. All of the others should be more tolerant of warmer nights.

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