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    no i live in texas. right now it's a mix between warm wet days and cold dry days. you don't think the window sills will get to cold? my neps seem pretty healthy besides the lack of pitchers. so i just need pots with dishes under them full of water? how big of pots? i just use peat moss right? i've got that b/c i have spiders and i use it for them. what about vericulite? when and how do i get my neps to bloom again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (prizmbatch @ Jan. 02 2005,2:46)]no i live in texas. right now it's a mix between warm wet days and cold dry days. you don't think the window sills will get to cold? my neps seem pretty healthy besides the lack of pitchers. so i just need pots with dishes under them full of water? how big of pots? i just use peat moss right? i've got that b/c i have spiders and i use it for them. what about vericulite? when and how do i get my neps to bloom again?
    By bloom i guess you mean pitcher? lol Well in order for them to pitcher they need to be well established and in good (or have been adapted to) their conditions. How long have you had the neps?
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    Neps to bloom? They bloom when they feel like it, and they dont bloom often at all.
    Do you mean pitcher them?

    Not sure what the best mix for Neps is, but add some orchid bark tot he soil if you are reppoting them.

    Dont sit the Neps in water. It tends to kill them.

    Pure peat is fine for the VFT and Cobra lily though I would add some sand to the mix aswell.
    The pot size depends on plant size.
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    yeah thats what i meant, sorry i'm new to this and don't know all the terms. anyway- i've had my plant since about the middle of september and it had about 6 pitchers and all but 2 were dead. the remaining two were kinda crunchy and eventually died too. so i cut them off. The plant sizes of both the cobra and vft are very small it seems as if the just started growing. Should i replant my neps? i wasn't planning on it cause they seem to be doing ok.

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    Hi prizmbatch and welcome to the discussion forums! Congratulations on your new plants. The combination of tropical pitcher plant, VFT, and cobra lily sounds suspiciously like a Lowes purchase - a plastic cube perhaps?

    All three plants have different growing requirements. The Nep (probably a N. ventricosa) is an easy plant to grow. Since I cannot be sure what it is, your best bet is to keep it in a container, like a terrarium, to provide higher humidity. As was suggested earlier, a VFT does fine uncovered, but sitting in another container that has 1/2" of grocery store distilled water, at a window sill. The cobra lily is a more difficult plant, but for now, keep it in the same conditions as the VFT. Right now I would concern myself with either keeping out of or preventing them from being in shock. Store bought plants are ofetn neglected and taking them home could put them over the edge. Dead leaves is a good indicator of possible neglect.

    Could you describe the soil that they are in, like how moist it was or how green or brown the leaves were when you purchased them? Any chance of posting pictures? Need help with that? We can help.

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    they are in those plastic cubes and from my experience with peat moss i'd say that's what they are in. The VFT is moist but not drenched.The plants is very small if just a baby. the leaves are for the most part green. As for the cobra lily, it is in the same enclosure with the same substrate. It is a little more wet than the vft.the leaves on it are also for the most part green. theres a little brown and red on them too.(on the lily)

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    I tryed growing fly traps and a purple pitcher plant inside with no luck I live in ohio since you live in texas. I say up them outside right away. I put mine outside in october and in just a few days the purple pitcher plant turned purple and the fly traps are doing better. as long as the temp. does not fall below 20. my tropical pitcher plants do fine sitting by a window I also have 4 40 watt GE plant lights over them. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    Did you take the plants out?
    Do it as quickly as possible.
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