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    Good desktop CP?

    I want to have a CP here at work. I do have some upper windows that let in light. What cp would you all recommend?
    Currently I own Dormant 1 VFT, 1 Dormant Sarracenia & One Purple Pitcher
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    What direction is it facing? I would recomend a tropical for sure but the species and genus depend on how much direct sunlight and what direction does it shine in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eou812 View Post
    What direction is it facing? I would recomend a tropical for sure but the species and genus depend on how much direct sunlight and what direction does it shine in.
    Agreed. My suggestion would be an easy Nepenthes or Mexican Pinguicula
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    Or possible Drosera. Depending on the experince or type of taste you have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eou812 View Post
    Or possible Drosera. Depending on the experince or type of taste you have.
    You do realize that nearly all dews want full sun, correct?



    The windows might not let in the good, intense sun (or hardly any sun at all) that most carnivorous plants want, so they may grow etiolated, not pitcher, not dew, etc. But if all else fails, get a Dracaena.
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    It is an eastern window. Pic just taken at 11:20 am
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    Ok these are the plants that would do good in that window. Also about how many hours of direct sunlight does it recive?

    If it gets 2-4 hours of direct sunlight a day these plants will do good there.

    Nepenthes sanguinea
    Nepenthes truncata
    Nepenthes ventricosa

    P. rotundiflora
    P. rotundiflora

    If it recives 4 or more hours of direct sunlight a day here are the plants that will do good there.

    The same plants as above except add
    Drosera adelae
    Utrics

    Hope this helps.

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    With that exposure (& the option to place the plants on the actual windowsill), you have your pick from various types of CP.

    - Drosera - something like D. schizandra (or possibly one of the other sisters) under a dome. Many more would be happy on the windowsill itself (ie: D. binata, etc)
    - Cephalotus
    - Nepenthes - almost any of the easier species. A form of N. maxima pitchers year round on my east-facing windowsill and would probably enjoy being trained to grow around the window.
    - Utricularia - many of the weedy utrics would do well - from the smaller species (U. livida, U. sandersonii, etc) to some a bit larger like U. tricolor, U. praelonga & U. longifolia. U. longifolia blooms for months on my east-facing windowsill and it looks like U. praelonga is joining the party this year.

    I suspect some of the knowledgeable orchid folks could also be persuaded to give you a few recommendations for some floriferous companion plants...
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