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    Pot or Aquarium

    I bought a tropical pitcher from Lowes and I had it in an indoor aquarium by a window and with a light fixture for it. I seems to be growing fine, it has 4 pitchers about an inch or 2 each. Now I wanted to move him to a pot and still have it by the window and light, etc etc. Is this good or should I keep it the same wey. The same goes for my venus fly traps, they all seem to be doing fine and healthy. Help please!

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    What kind of Nepenthes do you have? The most common sold at Lowes is [i]N. ventrata[\i] (which is often incorrectly labled N. alata). If it is that or N. ventricosa, then it will do fine in a pot in the window. My ventricosa are growing in my south window and have handled humidity as low as 25% without a problem. Just be sure to adjust them to the change from terrarium to window slowly. During the summer I hang them in the shade of my apple tree.

    I wouldn't be suprised if you could probably grow your VFTs in pots outside all year round. It would depend on how cold your winters get. One of your fellow Texans would have a better idea on if you could or not than I do, so I'll let one of them answer that.
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    you can grow vfts outside all year. You're right by mexico right?
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    Looks like he's so close to the border he needs a passport to walk out his back door. Summer heat might be more of a problem than winter cold.
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    yea, i live wayyy south, its the border town with mexico.

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    Ayos Mijos! (Hey what's the proper way to say that?) I wish I lived that far south. Georgia is OK but not that warm!


    It's up to you is a quick answer! Outside you have a lot more space but uncontrolled conditions. Get the temperamental ones for inside and put the common ones outside is what you could try.

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    I just finished putting my tropical pitcher and VFTs in their pots by the window and with their UV lights, lets see what happens,

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    I try not to mess with success.. since that's how I usually mess up, lol.

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