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Hi my name is Matt

and I need some help finding a nepenthes rajah plant.

I have shopped with you guys before.

And I was wondering if you guys had any in your nursery for sale or any cuttings you could send me for free ?

It is such an amazing plant but I can't find one anywhere.

If you know where I can find one please let me know


thank you

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Hi Matt,

Unfortunately, we don't have any N. rajah at this time, and we are not likely to anytime soon.  The reason for that is that they are painfully slow growing.

Matt, have you grown any Nepenthes as of yet?  It's really a good idea to get some experience growing easy species before you take on a plant like this that often frustrates experienced growers.  The running joke with Nepenthes rajah is that you'll be lucky if you live long enough to see it get to full size.

If you would like a very big Nepenthes that much easier to grow consider a plant such as N. truncata, lowland form.  Another easy big grower is N. x miranda, an easily obtainable hybrid with beautiful colors and pitchers that can get to 14 inches.

Good Growing!

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

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