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    Are there any CPs suitable for a bright office environment?

    Hi,

    I successfully grow a Sansevieria trifasciata on my office desk. It's a brightly lit office with a four tube 4ft flourescent fitting directly above my desk. Are there any CPs that would be suitable for growing in such an office environment? Whilst bright, I guess that to a plant it would be low light, so I'd be looking for a 'low light' species.

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    Pinguicula: Moranensis, Agnata, Moctazumae(?), Primuiflora
    Drosera: Adelae, Aliciae, Spatulata, potentially Capensis "alba"
    Nepenthes: Ampullaria, Ventrata, Ventricosa, Khanisana
    Cephalotus (but may need a humidity dome)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfn View Post
    Pinguicula: Moranensis, Agnata, Moctazumae(?), Primuiflora
    Drosera: Adelae, Aliciae, Spatulata, potentially Capensis "alba"
    Nepenthes: Ampullaria, Ventrata, Ventricosa, Khanisana
    Cephalotus (but may need a humidity dome)
    Thanks... I have a few of the suggested plants so might give one of them a try. Ampullaria would do no good though, as the humidity is far too low. Cephalotus don't need increased humidity.

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    Depending on your office, in addition to the low light & humidity, many buildings turn the lights off on weekends. Five days of light & two without doesn't make for happy growing ....
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    I tried growing vfts and capensis under lights in my office, they didn't grow well. I had the light on a timer so they got plenty of light, even on weekends. Must be a humidity issue.
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