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Thread: Lowland nep. + light?

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    hi all,

    I got my first nepenthes as a "freebie" when I ordered some VFTs recently. I'm still trying to work out a good terrarium arrangement. I got a heating pad yesterday and it seems to really be doing the trick as far as heat and humidity.

    It's a baby N. rafflesiana, which is a lowland species.

    I also want to put the VFTs in a terrarium. I know, I know, they should be going dormant this time of year. but they look like they're knocking on death's door and I want to strengthen them up for a couple of months before putting them in the fridge.

    My question is: will I be able to keep both the nepenthes and the VFTs in the same terrarium? Specifically, will the N. rafflesiana, as a lowland, tolerate the bright light that the VFTs need?
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    Well the Death of your VFT is probably because it has to go dormant now. Dont put it in the terraria. Make it go dormant.
    I dont know about the light issue.
    As far as I know the VFT should have lots and lots of more light then a Nep.
    Need all the experience I can get...

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    Your nep will do fine in the bright light. The only thing that might happen is its leaves may become partially colored (yellow, red, pink). This is a natural response to bright light.
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