There are only 2 infinite things... the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not too sure about the universe.
I guess im trying to stress that high humidity is necessary with higher temps. For example if it was 85-90F with 30% humidity I'd say it'd be looking pretty bad.
Nepenthes - hail to royalty
Local humidity can be very different than ambient humidity, as well, especially if the plant is growing in something like LFS, or if you mist it regularly. Also, by my understanding, humidity becomes less important as the plant becomes acclimated, but can be pretty crucial for the first few weeks. I haven't really grown one of these before, though, so I can't say for sure.
o//~ Livin' like a bug ain't easy / My old clothes don't seem to fit me /
I got little tiny bug feet / I don't really know what bugs eat /
Don't want no one steppin' on me / Now I'm sympathizin' with fleas /
Livin' like a bug ain't easy / Livin' like a bug ain't easy... o//~
Right now I got mine in a 5 gal tank on it's side with the pot covered in a mound of wet LFS. I have the window open at night so it's getting down into the 40's. Humidity is always no lower then 67 but getting about 95 at night. For lights I have right now a 65 watt floodlight with the power of 500 watts with something like 4,500 lumens that Seedjar told me about.
do u think that 3-60 watt floresant bulbs will b enough?
Only 4,500 lumens? A 20 watt bulb gives off 1025 lumens.
I need to get one of those, then knock down my neighbors house and all his trees and I should be fine .
I think im about ready to take on a hamata, or perhaps even a macrophylla.
i've found that adjusting your terrarium to the conditions of your pickiest plants will give you the most success. i basically have a highland terarium, and grow MANY different types of plants in there (including a bicalcarata- lowland nep) and they do fine. they take a while to adjust and some grow a bit slow, but it all works out.
Now just to find a place to get a hamata at a reasonable price...
if i were ruler of the world, anyone who defined a nepenthene as a "companion plant" to orchids would be fired from a cannon atop mt. kinabalu.