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    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy View Post
    Jimscott, is there a particular reason why the lights are switched on for 15-16 hours? To simulate summer?
    I'm just following what I read others do... or at least try to.

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    Thanks, guys.

    I have my petiolaris complex plants under T5 lights for 12 hours. The Neps do very well on the same rack. Because my ambient humidity is high year round, the rack is left at my balcony which has a good amount of wind daily. But the timing is reversed...I have the lights on from 7pm to 7am. Just an old habit I can't kick from coming home from work and turning on the lights to fuss over my plants.

    I do get asked the question "Don't the plants need some darkeness to rest?" but I don't see any adverse effects maybe because the plants don't stay there for more than a year. Most grow too big by then and have to be move out to the balcony ledge to get natural sunlight.
    Cindy

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    I keep mine constantly wet in my lowland nepenthes terrarium:

    "There is no pain as great as being alive,
    no burden heavier than that of conscious life. "
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    WOWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!! Now those are Falconeri.
    Hail the Falconeri gods!! WOW absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!
    Brokken, thanks tons for sharring, mine are kept in my grow chamber with my lowland neps as well as other dews. Cant wait till i get a few more of these jewels. I love um...
    I noticed on one of mine the leafs/pads grow up out a lighter color then a day later turn that INTENSE color while the other has it right from the get..
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    Quote Originally Posted by *Barracuda_45* View Post
    WOWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!! Now those are Falconeri.
    Hail the Falconeri gods!! WOW absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!
    Brokken, thanks tons for sharring, mine are kept in my grow chamber with my lowland neps as well as other dews. Cant wait till i get a few more of these jewels. I love um...
    I noticed on one of mine the leafs/pads grow up out a lighter color then a day later turn that INTENSE color while the other has it right from the get..

    They seem to like diffuse light, but more importantly: they don't like disturbance. If you change their conditions, the dew will dry up in no time! However they're not nearly as tough as what people make them out to be. This is what they looked like back in March:



    And before that, back in February:



    The plant was growing all bunched up before it died back for the winter, so I separated them and replanted in the same pot. I am told - though not experienced myself - that growing them in live sphagnum will cause their crowns to split off constantly. If that's the case, you could soon end up with a small carpet of them.
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    Those are incredible looking plants! I've got mine in the dried LFS, but with time, that top layer becomes green. something to look forward to...

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    DANG! Brokken, you falconeri are absolutely amazing!
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