I'll just repeat what everyone else is saying. WHAT A NICE HAMATA!! That is the plant that I want. You hear the saying 40 is the new 30? Hamata is the new Rajah...... at least for me.... LOL
I've been in that kitchen and those Neps are amazing! And the humidity was at 35%. What was fun was watching him water the hanging baskets and trying to catch the excess that drained through!
Thanks for the comments.
The Nepenthes rafflesiana is a typical.
The only special thing I did was place a humidifier on my furnace so the air was not so dry in the winter.
I find that Neps are a lot tougher then they are given credit for.
When I was first reading about them and the high humidity requirements they need, I thought I would never be able to keep one outside a terrarium.
Since neps can get large I did not want to confine the plant into a terrarium. So I started to experiment with growing them as windowsill plants and have had great success with several neps this way.
It seems that they take around 3 months to really settle and then start pitchering.
Winter humidity: 30 - 50% (I have the humidifier on my furnace set to around 45%. Lower humidity in the day because the furnace does not run much. The sun shines in the room where I grow the plants and heats the area up.)
Winter / Fall temps: I keep the house cool. Heat set to 64 degrees. (Humidified air feels warmer then dry air) During the day it can hit mid 70's with the sun shinning in the room where I grow the neps. Nights can drop to low 60's.
Spring / Summer / Fall humidity: 30 - high 80%. (Windows open and such)
Spring / Summer temps: During the day it can hit mid 80's. Night to the low 70's. (I usually have the A/C set around 74)
I was trying to get a good picture for everyone to see this windowsill but did not have the setting correct when I snapped the picture. The window area looks like a passageway to another dimension.... take a look.
Here's a better picture.
While I was at it snapping more pics, here is some from out on the deck.
Some sarrs waking up.
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If I moved right next door to him, did the same thing, I still couldn't pull off what he does. This is some crazy temperature vortex that defies all known Nepenthes horticulture he has going on. And to think, The only think holding him back is pots!
Look at how damn clean that coir is! Clearly in league with the dark forces.
Makes me wish I had a South facing window.. I'm only like 30 minutes away from him so maybe these "dark forces" in play would reach this far. :P
I think he's lying about his location. I think he's really in Borneo..... LOL!