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    Southern California - low humidity for sure.

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    I live in Sunnyvale. Dry and hot. I grow all of my Nepenthes in low humidity, but some don't pitcher.
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    alright.....ventricosa, x Ventrata are good ones to start with.....bongso does fine in lower humidity.....check hybrids with ventricosa in them.......
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    This guy grows tons of neps outside in So cal:
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    I usually have a few Nepenthes poking around the house on the West or South windowsills. They do fine even during the Winter when the air is very dry from the cold and the woodstove and baseboard heating. Just have to stick with the more durable plants like Rattler mentions. N. maxima and maxima hybrids are also good plants to start with.
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    Tony, for the winter, are you also supplementing the window sill light with some artificial lighting. Mine would stop pitchering if left to our winter photoperiod alone.

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    N. x gentle or velvet
    N. x red leopard
    N. truncata pasian highland
    N. x gothica
    N. sanguinea
    N. ventricosa
    Those plants for sure can be grown in windowsill conditions. The only thing is they will have to acclimate depending on where they came from and this can take a while. A few months to a year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    Tony, for the winter, are you also supplementing the window sill light with some artificial lighting. Mine would stop pitchering if left to our winter photoperiod alone.
    I don't do any artificial lighting. I am still trying to figure out if I can do that in the new greenhouse, because there is deffinately a negative effect from the reduced photoperiod and weaker light intensity. I find some plants are affected more by it than others. Some just keep on growing and pitchering fine.
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