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Thread: N. northiana - grown under different lighting conditions

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    N. northiana - grown under different lighting conditions

    Both plants arrived in the same order during December last year. The one on the left is grown under T5 lights and the other with natural sunlight.


    T5 lights for 12 hours.


    Filtered sunlight for the entire day but very bright from 4pm tp 7pm.
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    i like the natural one, it is bigger

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    Man i really miss my northiana. It succumbed to a horrible scissors accident :'(.
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    Well, it can be said that the one with smaller leaves are getting more light because the plant doesn't need to produce the big green leaves to get the energy, but I do like the one outside better. They both apear to have the same sized pitchers so even though the one with the smaller leaves is not as big I am willing to bet it is getting more light it likes vs the one outside.

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    I prefer the smaller one. It looks like the larger one has smaller developing pitchers, and the pitcher/leaf ratio is better on the smaller one.

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    I like the smaller one also. Thanks for the comparison. Very interesting to see the difference! I noticed when I put all my neps under grow lights, their next set of leaves shrank considerably, but pitcher size didn't change.

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    No wonder plants in the wild tend to be larger than ones in cultivation, thanks for posting this.
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    With flourcents you can get the light without the heat. If you notice plants grown in not enough light will have longer leaves than those grown outside in full sun. The lack of light makes them long and leggy searching for the light and getting as much surface area as they can for light collecting to grow. Plants with adiquate light do not need to spend that energy there and so their leaves are smaller. So where as both plants look great and the larger one is well larger. I do think the smaller one is more healthy and getting the lightit needs.
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