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    I've got a magic window! elgecko's Avatar
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    Question What do you grow as windowsill plants?

    I made this list up for another thread of what I grow as windowsill plants. I was curious what plants others grow this way.

    When I first started to grow CP's, I also thought you had to have high humidity. My first tank has water in the bottom of it all the time to keep the humidity up. The top only has about a 2 1/2" opening the length of the tank. I also have a Tropical Aire Humidifier to help circulate air and increase humidity.

    After experimenting with different CP's and humidity requirements, the second tank I set up has less then half the top covered. That's it. It's mainly a propagation tank for Cephs.
    Currently in that tank I grow the following:

    Cephalotus follicularis

    Drosera falconeri

    Heliamphora heterodoxa x minor



    This is what I grow at my magic window on a shelf or in open tanks. The average humidity is 35-40%

    Cobra Lily

    Drosera adelae
    Drosera aliciae
    Drosera ascendens
    Drosera capensis 'Albino'
    Drosera capensis "red"
    Drosera capensis - Typical
    Drosera cistiflora
    Drosera hartmeyerorum
    Drosera intermedia
    Drosera madagascariensis (Botswana)
    Drosera montana var. tomentosa
    Drosera prolifera
    Drosera regia "Big Easy"
    Drosera schizandra
    Drosera sessilifolia
    Drosera spatulata

    Pygmy - My others will most likely be moving to the windowsill soon to make room for more Petiolaris complex sundews.
    Drosera nitidula ssp allantostigma

    Tuberous
    Drosera peltata

    Dewy Pine

    Nepenthes aristolochioides
    Nepenthes bicalcarata
    Nepenthes hamata (Borneo Exotics clone)
    Nepenthes Marbled Dragon (N. maxima - dark x N. truncata) (Exotica hybrid)
    Nepenthes rafflesiana
    Nepenthes rajah
    Nepenthes x Rokko clone A x Nepenthes hamata

    Pinguicula 'Aphrodite' (P. agnata x P. moctezumae)
    Pinguicula cyclosecta
    Pinguicula emarginata
    Pinguicula emarginata X cyclosecta
    Pinguicula esseriana
    Pinguicula gigantea X moctezuma
    Pinguicula gypsicola
    Pinguicula laueana
    Pinguicula lusitanica
    Pinguicula moranensis
    Pinguicula rotundiflora

    Utricularia humboldtii
    Utricularia longifolia
    Utricularia sandersonii


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    With the exception of Sarracenias, everyting else in the collection has been grown on a window sill. Rather than rattle off a bazillion species and cultivars, here's a couple pictpral links:

    http://s106.photobucket.com/albums/m...006/?start=all

    http://s4.photobucket.com/albums/y12...ott/?start=all

    Really, it seems that nearly all CP's can be grown on a window sill, even if supplemented by artificial lighting. All Mexican butterworts, Utrics, pigmy sundews, American, African, other Australian sundews do well on a sill. Neps suffer without supplemental lighting in the fall and winter.

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    One B. filifolia seeding lmao

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    mines not considered a window. but i grow everything except sarrs and my red dragon VFT on a growshelf. flourescent lighting. 30% humidity. my 3 new neps N. mira, muluensis x lowii and talangensis all are in plastic baggies right now. they need to adjust before i do anything else.
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    All my plants with the exception of my Saracenia and VFTs are in my window. The Sars and VFTs are outside getting snowed on right now.
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    Noteable plants that I grow in my "windowsill" and not in any sort of tank or enclosure are:

    Nepenthes hamata
    Cephalotus follicularis
    Heliamphora 'Tequila'

    Then there's a few more Nepenthes, Drosera, and Utricularia, but those are less picky (the species I have, not necessarily the genera, so nobody slam me for this statement. )
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    I don't really have any suitable windows for CPs, except for my west-facing window that's tinted. On that windowsill I've grown several Neps, sundews, and a few orchids with limited success.

    This is why I stick to artificial lighting. Much more reliable.

    EDIT: Hey Est, would you mind posting a picture of your windowsill N. hamata?
    Last edited by LLeopardGGecko; 05-23-2007 at 10:47 PM. Reason: Needed to add a question

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigCarnivourKid View Post
    All my plants with the exception of my Saracenia and VFTs are in my window. The Sars and VFTs are outside getting snowed on right now.
    Snow?! Geez, it hit 91 in East Aurora. Trade ya!

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