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    Hello all,

    Would a south-facing window right above the shower be a decent place to grow a D. spathulata and a D. capensis? I live in the Bay Area, so the humidity should be decent at all times, but I'm curious if the rapidly changing humidity and heat when someone takes a shower would be harmful to the plants. Ideas?

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    I actualy tried this with an adelae, it rotted very quickly. The leafs got wet and it washed of the dew. Dont try it.
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    Any other window (besides the shower) would be a great place for sundews. Both D. spatulata and D. capensis adapt extremely well to low-humidity environments.

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    Some people grow Nepenthes in the showers, but we aren't talking about neps [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (PiranhaPlant @ Jan. 21 2006,7:44)]Some people grow Nepenthes in the showers, but we aren't talking about neps [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
    I've heard about that. I might actually try that at some point, perhaps with a humidity-craving Nepenthes like N. bicalcarata...

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    Thanks for the advice. Speaking of neps, I have a ventricosa and sanguinea on the way. Maybe I'll try putting them there... The rafflesiana I tried putting there died, but I don't really have the conditions for lowlanders...

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    The N. ventricosa can handle low humidity so if space is a premium it can go in another window.
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    When we moved recently, I had a decent area of window sill in the bathroom. So I put as many containers there, with hanging baskets of Neps overhead. Oddly enough, my D. adelae began sending up a flower stalk. Coincidence?

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