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    ebook says ditch the terrariums...opinions please

    Hello All!

    I was searching for Nepenthes on the web last night and came across this site http://www.***************/ebook.html Has anyone read the ebook? The only thing that caught my eye was this quote from their site:

    Don't carnivorous plants require high humidity?
    Too many growers brood over humidity, yet they don't realize that constant high humidity kills more plants than lower humidity. Ditch the terrarium and you will have removed half of your obstacles to healthy carnivorous plants, but read the e-book for the necessary steps to acclimate your plants properly!
    Just looking for opinions on the above statement and the ebook. Dont get me wrong...I dont plan on rushing to order this ebook, in fact I doubt I will ever get it....19 bucks for a disk will just cut down on the $ I can spend on Nepenthes, lol.

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    Constantly high humidity can only a problem with inadequate light and air circulation. If terrariums were so bad then we wouldn't use them High humidity can foster fungi growth and that can be bad, but with UV from good lighting and air circulation it can't get a strong foothold.

    Get yourself a small fan and good lights and enjoy you're terrarium You don't need super-high humidity anyway in most cases. It IS a common misconception that they need liquid air lol. For some terraria are hard and for most terraria are a godsend. It also depends on what you want to grow, where you should put it. Ditch the ebook and get your info here for free

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    It depends on what you grow in your terrarium. I grow all my plants inside, outside of a terrarium. I only have a couple vft and sarrs, but they seem to be doing fine for their young age outside the terrarium, and I was able to give them dormancy in my freezing cold and dark office.

    It sounds like you are growing neps, and I grow all my neps just on a shelf above my closet open air. They all are pitchering like mad right now, and I rarely get a leaf that doesn't produce a pitcher. Of course, all of my neps are easy and vigorous growers. I don't have a hamata or a bical or anything that probably requires terrarium-like requirements.

    Sarr NW does do a fantastic job of shipping and packaging, I'll give them that. They also advertise most all of their plants as windowsill plants.

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    I have fans and great lights so Im good, I was just wondering what others thought, all my CPs are doing great in the terrarium so I am not changing anything as of now.

    Currently I only have N. Ventrata but I plan on making a order to get more Nepenthes just as soon as I can talk my husband into spending the money, lol. I do plan on keeping my Nepenthes outside of the terrarium. I have lots of Sundews, Pings and Utrics in the terrarium right now. I also have a VFT in their that I got at walmart, I am just adjusting it to lower humidity and then it will be outside for most of the year and on the unheated porch for the winter.
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    I think there is much validity in what they say in the eBook for most of the North American species of CPs and if you're growing in the 48 states. Outside those parameters I don't think you can not use a controlled environment.

    I don't see how anybody living above the Arctic circle would be able to grow CPs outdoors.

    And I wouldn't imagine petiolaris complex faring very well outdoors through a Portland, OR winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Not a Number View Post
    I don't see how anybody living above the Arctic circle would be able to grow CPs outdoors.
    lol. I wonder how many people in the arctic circles grow CPs?

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    I have read that ebook. It's would not bad for a beginner, but if you have been growing for any length of time and reading the forums here, there is nothing new.

    As for neps, I grow all mine as windowsill plants and have no problems. They do take some time to settle in, around 3 months, after which they should start throwing out pitchers.

    Here is what I have growing as windowsill plants:
    Nepenthes aristolochioides
    Nepenthes bicalcarata (Germinated from seed May 04)
    Nepenthes hamata (Borneo Exotics clone)
    Nepenthes Marbled Dragon (N. maxima - dark x N. truncata) (Exotica hybrid)
    Nepenthes rafflesiana
    Nepenthes rajah
    Nepenthes x Rokko clone A x Nepenthes hamata (Germinated from seed June 05)


    My Grow List Updated 8/24/17

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    Nice list of Nepenthes! What requirements do they have to be in the windowsill? Do you have to mist them often for added humidity or anything? Id love to see some pics of them.

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