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    appropriate nepenthes for a terrarium

    I am setting up a lowland terrerium to grow lowland nepenthes. I have not had much long-term sucess with nepenthes in the past, but I think this time I will be sucessful.
    Right now I have 2 empty tanks that I could use, a 20 gallon tank and a 50 gallon tank. I think I will use the 50 gallon, but if it is more convenient, I may use the 20 gallon and then "upgrade" when the plants get bigger.

    I doubt I will get a larger terrerium because I am going to college next year (don't know where yet) and I want to have a terrerium small enough for a dorm room. My first choice college has a massive tropical greenhouse facility and I am on good terms with the people working there, so If I get accepted there, I will likely have room to grow large nepenthes. For now, I have to concentrate on varieties suitable for terrerium cultivation.

    I am thinking of growing the following plants in my lowland 50 gallon terrerium:

    N. bellii
    N. madagascariensis
    N. tomoriana (one of my favs. I hope I can find one)
    N. ventricosa x inermis (not lowland but apparently indestructable)
    N. gymnamphora (I have heard it can grow as a lowland)
    N. x medusa
    N. campanulata
    N. globosa

    Are these acceptable for a 50 gallon terrarium? I know that almost all nepenthes will eventually get too big for a 50 gallon terrarium, but I think most of these would work in a terrarium this size if I keep vining under control. The only one I am not sure about is N. globosa. Do these get huge like N.bical and N. rafflesiana? Plants I have seen seem to maintain a compact or bushy growth habit. Would a N. globosa outgrow a 50 gallon terrerium really quickly?

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    Yes
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    yes, but good luck finding one
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    yes but dunno how it will fare as a lowland
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    yes but good luck finding one
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    Not globosa? 50 gal is pretty big... I think you could grow almost any nep in a 50 gal if you prune it back (make cuttings) every now and then, and grow it toppled over.

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    50 gallons is only 12 inches wide. As soon as a plant just starts to get going, it would be time to whack it back. That's really just 6 inches per leaf.

    My 75 isn't much better but I'm thankful for the extra 6 inches

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    My 50 gal is 18 1/2 inches across.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slurm View Post
    My first choice college has a massive tropical greenhouse facility and I am on good terms with the people working there, so If I get accepted there, I will likely have room to grow large nepenthes.
    Isn't it great to have friends
    N. belli is a good choice I don't think it wil pot grow a 50 gallon any time soon.
    view my growlist
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    Great news! I just found N. tomoriana for sale.
    I had one a few years ago. It was a great plant. It stayed small but grew at an insanely fast rate. It grew too tall for my crappy 10gal, and after I got home from a vacation, I noticed that it had suddenly gotten severely burned and "crispy" from the growlights. It seems to be a shade grower. It is a very underrated species. Mature plants look like tiny N. sumatranas in the same way that N. bellii looks like a tiny N. merilliana.
    Last edited by xvart; 11-06-2007 at 05:42 PM. Reason: removed vendor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jefforever View Post
    My 50 gal is 18 1/2 inches across.


    Cool, is it a bowfront or something? That's not a standard measurement!

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