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    Is a humid enclosure necessary?

    I am interested in growing nepenthes, sundews, and VFTs indoors under artificial light. I have grown other types of plants in the past under two 40W fluorescent tubes, using planters exposed to the open air with water trays beneath. I was wondering if this type of setup will work for some types of CPs. I see a lot of people here growing their CPs inside terrariums typically using aquarium containers, but I was wondering if an open-air setup might work or if it would lack the necessary humidity.

    If a setup like this has been done before, pictures would be much appreciated.

    Thanks!

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    depends on what your growing and what your conditions are.....and VFT's do poorly under artificial light 99.9% of the time....
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    With Nepenthes, you'll probably need more humidity
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    The VFT goes outside. It will die if you try to grow it indoors, especially with that lighting. Put it outside in full sun, and keep it nice and wet. The Nepenthes and Droseras should be fine in an open-air setup. Nepenthes can adapt to lower humidity, but some are picky. What Nepenthes are you thinking of growing?
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    I am particularly interested in Nepenthes...

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    depends on you house hold conditions....varies from species to species.....ventricosa has done fine for me in 15% but humidity that low will kill others....others will grow fine in low humidity but not pitcher.......
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    I have not done too much research into the particular type of Nepenthes. Any suggestions for this type of setup?

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    lets start here.....where do you live?
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