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    Don't eat me,... Mr. Flytrap thbjr's Avatar
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    Nep for the office

    OK, my wife thinks she wants a Nep to keep on her desk in her office. Is there a Nep that might survive "the office". It would have to take low lighting and low humidity (although I have a small 26watt, 2x13W, light I could give her). Any suggestions??
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    Does she have a window in her office? My first suggestion would be N. x ventrata.

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    My suggestion is get her some plastic flowers and get yourself a nice nep

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    creepa, thats mean.
    a ventrata or a sanguinea id immagine....

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    same thing xvart said look for nep.ventrata or ventricosa

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    Ha, ha Creepa.
    She doesn't have a window. Just the standard overhead offive fluorscent lighting. The little light I mentioned is for a 5 gal aquarium. I guess as slow asa they grow, that would be good for a year or 2. Is there such a thing as a N. ventrata x ventricosa? I seem to remember reading that hybreds are 'tougher'.

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    Ventrata won't be able to be kept on her desk for long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thbjr View Post
    I seem to remember reading that hybreds are 'tougher'.
    I am sure you know this already, but Ventrata is already a hybrid, between Ventricosa and Alata. But if it's a complex hybrid you are looking for, I am sure someone out there has crossed Ventrata with Ventricosa. If you pot the plant with a pot that is too big for it, and use a lot of LFS, it just might create enough local humidity for the plant to pitcher. Generally though, the humidity is kept pretty low in an office setting, so it might be difficult to create a nice environment for the plant. I would try something a little more "showy" though for her office. Maybe a Miranda? (Though I've never grown this hybrid so I don't know how hardy it is).
    - Daniel

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