User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 8 of 11

Thread: Keeping Nepenthes Indoors

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Richmond,VA
    Posts
    18
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Keeping Nepenthes Indoors

    So I made the decision that I want to start keeping some Nepenthes indoors but I am not sure what kind I should keep (If they will survive) in the following conditions:

    Near a sunny window, avg daytime temp of 67-73 (winter and summer conditions in my home, adjustable thermistat) and Avg nightly temps of 67-71. I would like the biggest or most colorful that I could keep in these conditions, if that is even a possiblity.


    BTW- I have experience with sarrs and VFT but they are all outside in bog gardens (Never indoors)

    Thanks!

  2. #2

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Orange Beach, AL.
    Posts
    193
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My best windowsill plant is N. khasiana. Once you get it acclimated, it will take off in those conditions.

  3. #3
    Always a newbie glider14's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Louisville, Kentucky
    Posts
    3,956
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    about half the neps i grow grow in windowsill like conditions. N. fusca, mira, sanguinea, 'Sabre', 'Peter D'Amato', clipeata x eymae, ventricosa x spectabilis, rafflesiana(for a bit) truncata HL and a red form of alata. lots of the pretty ones can be grown as such. you just have to get advice and see what works for other people =]

    Alex
    Everything is explainable. The seemingly unexplainable is but a result of our insufficient knowledge.- Hans Brewer

  4. #4
    rattler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    missing, presumed dead
    Posts
    8,554
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    whats the humidity like where yah want to put the plant? i can rattle off a huge list that will grow in a window sill.....getting them to pitcher reliably in real low humidity is a whole nother issue........
    cervid serial killer
    Know guns, know peace, know safety. No guns, no peace, no safety
    I didn't get stimulated but he kept his promise on change, that's about all I got left!
    http://www.wolfpointherald.com/--http://www.safety-brite.net/

  5. #5
    I've got a magic window! elgecko's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    PA, USA
    Posts
    3,047
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You can read this section of my website which lists many I still grow, and others that did well but traded away due to space limitations.

    http://mysite.verizon.net/elgecko1989/Nepenthes.html


    My Grow List Updated 8/24/17

  6. #6
    Jimmy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    USAF Academy, CO
    Posts
    593
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    As long as you have enough light in your windowsill, your Nepenthes should grow and pitcher fine after they adjust initially - pretty much regardless of humidity.
    "I'm just a scientist without the proper documentation."

    My Growlist: http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=113724

  7. #7
    rattler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    missing, presumed dead
    Posts
    8,554
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    not really......some species most defiantly need good humidity to pitcher reliably and produce good pitchers.....lots of light but 20% humidity and bongso and 'Miranda' wont pitcher, im sure there are plenty of others but i can speak of first hand experience....
    cervid serial killer
    Know guns, know peace, know safety. No guns, no peace, no safety
    I didn't get stimulated but he kept his promise on change, that's about all I got left!
    http://www.wolfpointherald.com/--http://www.safety-brite.net/

  8. #8
    happy-gnome's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Canberra, Australia
    Posts
    57
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    N. khasiana would be my first recommendation as it has done the best for me in conditions similar to those you have. It grows pretty quick too. There are a lot of hybrids which will do well, my fav at the moment is N. maxima x ventricosa.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Growing Heliamphora indoors...
    By drosera5150 in forum Pitcher Plants: (Sarracenia, Heliamphora, Darlingtonia, Cephalotus)
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-27-2009, 12:41 AM
  2. Can a Sarracenia grow indoors?
    By theweedking24 in forum Pitcher Plants: (Sarracenia, Heliamphora, Darlingtonia, Cephalotus)
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 06-08-2007, 08:49 PM
  3. Growing sarracenias indoors
    By cockatielmother in forum Pitcher Plants: (Sarracenia, Heliamphora, Darlingtonia, Cephalotus)
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 06-28-2005, 03:35 PM
  4. Bical indoors?
    By 123dhs in forum Tropical Pitcher Plants  (Nepenthes)
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 06-03-2004, 10:14 AM
  5. vft indoors?
    By DreamScape in forum Venus Flytrap (Dionaea ) Care Information & Tips
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-06-2002, 09:51 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •