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    Bical

    Do you think I can grow these on my windowsill?

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    Not a good looking one.
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    Nope, it's lowlander and likes it warm and humid, I recommend a highland nepenthes truncata, nepenthes 'gothica', nepenthes ventricosa, sanguinea, nepenthes 'red leopard' (ventricosa x maxima).... the list goes on and on but mainly highland and intermediate nepenthes are suitable for windowsill growing provided that they can tolerate low humidity.
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    Alright I just wanted to be sure because I liked how these plants looked in pics

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    I understand these can grow to gargantuan proportions rather quickly also.

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    I have never been able to grow N. bical as a windowsill plant. Although there are some who have had success, I find that bical needs constant high humidity to pitcher consistently. As soon as I moved the bical from the windowsill to terrarium placed on same windowsill. Plant now pitchers on every leaf. Only change is constant high humidity >85%.
    Also N. bical's get big fast. I have a Red x Orange seedling I got last July in a terrarium that now has a leafspan of >24", in less than a year. Will be going into the greenhouse soon.
    A good windowsill candidate I found is N. khasiana. My indoor humidity fluctuates between 40 to 60%. Once acclimated khasiana will take off if given plenty of light. Grows well winter or summer for me on the windowsill, south facing max sunlight exposure. Pitchers look really cool too. Maybe not as cool as bical but still awesome.

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    Yes, you can. I grew my N. bicalcarata on an east-facing, low humidity windowsill for quite some time, and it pitchered well for me. Growth slowed down considerably in winter, but the plant was robust and healthy otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phissionkorps View Post
    Not a good looking one.


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