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    Question Ventricosa Care

    I just bought a Nepenthes Ventricosa and was wondering if there is anything special I need to do for it. I can put a bottle terrarium over it to keep humidity in. I have long fiber sphagnum moss. I dont really know much of what to do for it to grow well.

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    No need for the bottle. Just put it by a nice sunny window. N. ventricosa is a good starter Nepenthes, and is pretty resilient.

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    But I live in the pacific northwest, and there isn't much humidity here. Would the bottle be ok still?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maneatingmoo View Post
    But I live in the pacific northwest, and there isn't much humidity here. Would the bottle be ok still?
    I don't give mine humidity at all, its sits in a window in a room that is air conditioned (dry), and it still grows fine. After you ventricosa acclimates it'll be fine if you give it enough light. I'd get rid of the bottle as nepenthes like air circulation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightsky View Post
    I don't give mine humidity at all, its sits in a window in a room that is air conditioned (dry), and it still grows fine. After you ventricosa acclimates it'll be fine if you give it enough light. I'd get rid of the bottle as nepenthes like air circulation.
    Does yours grow pitchers nicely? I live in a relatively dry area, so I might put a bottle around it with the top and bottom cut off. That way it can have some humidity and lots of air circulation. The reason I want to give it humidity is because I have heard that they do not pitcher without some humidity.
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    Nightsky is correct. Air circulation is more important than humidity, at least in the case of N. ventricosa. My N. ventricosa did fine over the winter, when my humidity was between 20% and too low for my hygrometer to read. N. ventricosa will do fine on a windowsill.

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    I live in Oregon and my ventricosa sits under 2 flourescents and no terrarium... so you should be fine. Don't use a bottle your plant would grow out fast and you would have to acclimate it which is not needed... just leave you plant out and it will do fine in the long run
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    Thanks everybody. Also, I am moving to Michigan in a month. Is that a good place to grow outdoors?
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