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    An orchid fancier with a CP problem chibae's Avatar
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    Help, My New Boss Saw My TF Calender and Now......

    Help, my new boss saw My TF calender and he wanted to have a vft for his office. I explained their requirements and the dormancy and he was crushed. His next request then was a cp that he could grow under a light in his office. Before I try to convince him to get a small tank to grow something in I am looking for sugestions. He would need a cp that can grow in the typical office humidity without dormancy. Although I do grow more than a few of the neps featured in "Neps Around the House" none of them have been acclimated to low humidity in my care. I honstly do not think he would appreciate the not so obvious traps of a utricu or the deceptive smooth leaves of a ping. At least not as his first plant. I do have a N.red leopard with several basals. I may root one and grow it out in low humidity as a future gift to him. Maybe I'll do two, got plenty of basals, and put one in my office as well.

    Thanks in advance guys,
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    What about something like a pot of Drosera burmanii kept in a deep saucer of water underneath the light? They're pretty, the traps react relatively quick, are compact and dewy. Drosera capensis is also a good one because of the way it curls around its prey.

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    Hi! Im Quinton, and I'm addicted to CPs.... QSRUDDY's Avatar
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    Drosera capensis would be a good choice. Mine do well in low humidity and under grow lights. I tend to recommend them to new growers because they are an "interactive" CP. Also, because they are inexpensive, it wouldn't be a huge loss if he killed it. Hope this helps!

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    I too would suggest dews or perhaps a ping. (While the traps of the latter are not obvious as such, the fact that some bloom nonstop might outweigh that.)
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    I agree, D. capensis is among the first to come to mind. You almost have to try to kill them.

    The next best would probably be other SA Drosera or D. spatulata/x tokaiensis, followed by easy LL/Intermediate Nepenthes hybrids.

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    D. capensis and D. binata are both 'bonbproof' and attractive. I've started several co-workers off with them.

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    I'm thinking of taking the advice here and starting him with D. capensis. Later i will gift him with one of N. red leopards I referred to in the opening post.
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    Great idea. Just googled N. red leopard- they're gorgeous! Lucky boss. Are you guys hiring? haha jk.

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