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    Is there a way to know if the plant is going to grow pitchers on the leaves...

    I know the humidity, temperature and light are important factors on the nepenthes for the develop of pitchers, I have keep on my belli the humidity on 90+- with a temperature on the day of 80+- degrees and on the night arround 73+-, well at this point my bellii has been growing good, new leaves, good green color, you can se clearly the tendril.

    How I can know if the leave is going to develop the pitcher or if need someting (a little push!!!) to keep going on the good way and surprise me one morning with a small pitcher?

    N. Albomarginata, N. Ampullaria
    N. Bellii, N. Bicalcarata, N. Rafflesiana
    N. Sanguinea (Orange Pitcher), Cephalotus Follicularis
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    You can't rush these plants. Give it time and it will start producing pitchers.

    If it's recently planted it may be focusing on root growth right now. N. bellii is notoriously temperamental when disturbed.

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    You can really only tell if it's going to make a pitcher after it started making one, as long as the conditions are kept the same and it doesn't get a disease or root rot.

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    Well... that is correct, Im really impresed on the fact the bellii do so good after the transport and 2 days on my mom house with no too much care... I hope soon show some pitcher, even if is a small one it will make me happy.

    N. Albomarginata, N. Ampullaria
    N. Bellii, N. Bicalcarata, N. Rafflesiana
    N. Sanguinea (Orange Pitcher), Cephalotus Follicularis
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    How much lighting are you providing for it? Mine are all ''room temp'' and in front of a window sill. The only time they don't pitcher, other than shipping shock is when the natural photoperiod is at its lowest (fall & winter).

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    At this point the bellii get the regular time of natural light that is here arround from 7am to 6 pm +-, my plant is located on my kids room, the room have 2 big windows so the plant is exposed all the day...

    I think my bellii is still "scare" from the trip from store to house (UPS), I will increse a little bit the humidity, and will set a pair of flourescents to increse time (at less 10 hours will be ok or not?) and amount of light.

    N. Albomarginata, N. Ampullaria
    N. Bellii, N. Bicalcarata, N. Rafflesiana
    N. Sanguinea (Orange Pitcher), Cephalotus Follicularis
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    I'd increase it slowly to 16 from whatever your at. But no, 10 hours is not enough unless it's the middle of winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abcat1993 View Post
    I'd increase it slowly to 16 from whatever your at. But no, 10 hours is not enough unless it's the middle of winter.
    Yeah, just give it an extra hour every week until you get to 15 or 16. I think my timer is at 14 hours, but I have other stuff besides neps under them.

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