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I have a Nepenthes 'De Roos Alata' that is very happy where it's growing.

I want to get another plant, maybe a different variety that likes the same conditions.

What are some plants that will do similarly well?

(It's a few hours of direct sun from a east window, and some diffused daily light), Portland OR.

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Hi Lane,

Many Nepenthes hybrids will do well in the conditions you have your deRoose's alata.  Nepenthes x miranda is a great one, the "Poi Dogs" we offer are great plants.  A lowland Nepenthes truncata and N. sanguinea are good species that would do well.  The plants to avoid would be those that have only ultra-highland ancestry such as N. lowii, N. hamata, or true jungle lowlanders such as N. bicalcurata and N. ampullaria.  Complex hybrids tend to do well.  Many hybrids of N. maxima make great houseplants, as do N. alata, N. ventricosa and N. sanguinea hybrids.

Hope this helps.

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest
http://www.cobraplant.com

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