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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBella View Post
    Enough with all of his TF fascistic scheiss, about building so-called "proper growing chambers" or jerry-rigging AC units, prior to buy g a ******ing plant! N. edwardsiana is about the simplest of the highlanders to grow; and can almost be grown as an intermediate, in some parts of the country . . .
    Regardless, A plant of that size will not last long on a windowsill in Chicago.
    I can almost guarantee the same for the fabled hamata that could or
    could not be coming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NemJones View Post
    Regardless, A plant of that size will not last long on a windowsill in Chicago.
    I can almost guarantee the same for the fabled hamata that could or
    could not be coming.
    I remember there being a person that grew their hamata on a windowsill so that may be more reasonable

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFLguy View Post
    I remember there being a person that grew their hamata on a windowsill so that may be more reasonable
    Lol we still have yet to see someone who can replicate the results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NemJones View Post
    Lol we still have yet to see someone who can replicate the results.
    To be fair I've only seen it once so that's probably true. Maybe I'll try growing one down here in south Florida, I'm sure it'll like my windowsill (yeah right haha).

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFLguy View Post
    To be fair I've only seen it once so that's probably true. Maybe I'll try growing one down here in south Florida, I'm sure it'll like my windowsill (yeah right haha).
    I also want you to try it with a brand new plant, right from shipping, thats less than 2 inches across.
    "good luck" to you sir!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFLguy View Post
    I remember there being a person that grew their hamata on a windowsill so that may be more reasonable
    I grow some of my plants outside and others on a south-facing windowsill -- such as the one pictured below. At best, its conditions are that of an intermediate. I do nothing, in terms of heating or cooling -- the least of all being some damned expensive Rube Goldberg setup, designed to replicate Kinabalu, and destined to fail at the first inevitable power outage.

    True, some areas of the country are less hospitable than others; and that grower must make some accommodations; but I have personally seen or heard about more wholesale failures from elaborate, over-humid, poorly-ventilated growing chambers over the years, than those plants less fussed over and treated as the very odd houseplant . . .

    Nepenthes edwardsiana
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    Maybe using the bio-dome method would work to get small plants acclimated

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    Quote Originally Posted by NemJones View Post
    Lol we still have yet to see someone who can replicate the results.
    Multiple people have replicated the results.. Nepenthes hamata is easy as hell to grow.

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    This is how my hamata, vent. cream, and eddie grow--

    Current conditions, it'll get up to at least 80 today again:


    Yeah, that's no humidity. It hurts to breathe. I just watered the plants and left some standing water so I don't lose *all* of the pitchers, just most of them

    This is the eddie in a 4" pot:


    Its to the left of that caterpillar-eaten hamata, and the vent cream is in that same tray:

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    So--- Why are Edwardsiana and Hamata so incredibly expensive (generally) if they're easy to grow? Don't easy to grow plants get cheaper over time, because they are easier to reproduce?

    I'm struggling to understand how some people can grow excellent specimens on windowsills, yet elsewhere gloom and doom is proclaimed. I took from this that replicating the natural environment of these plants is the best approach. But having seen BigBella's specimen, I'm beginning to wonder.
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