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    Thinking of getting a Nepenthes ampullaria

    I'm thinking of getting a Nepenthes ampullaria "green". I read that they thrive in shadier conditions than other Nepenthes.

    Are these difficult plants to grow? What are some basic cultivation techniques?
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    Hi ahmad,

    Ampullarias are pretty easy growers, you can treat them like a Bicalcarata, warm, humid environment it will thrive, they also need less light than other neps but I would still give them as much light as i
    can. They are pretty nice neps, so good luck!
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    I will say that they definitely seem to be pretty easy. I know that moving the plants from outside to inside just before winter time really did a number on the plants. Maintaining a constant level of humidity and watering the plants everyday seems to do the trick for me. i have mine on a rack that runs 12 hrs on/12 hrs off and has 3 basals growing. i use 2:1 LFS/orchid seedling bark.

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    Amps are one of the easier Lowlanders. Just give it lowland conditions and it'll thrive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capensis View Post
    Amps are one of the easier Lowlanders. Just give it lowland conditions and it'll thrive.
    I guess it'll thrive outdoors in a place like Florida (where I'm located)

    I'm considering growing it on my south-facing windowsill. Would this be a good idea?
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    No, it's best to have it in a North-facing window in Florida. I'm in Central-Florida and right now, the sun is too much north for my south-facing window. And it's like that until Fall and winter. So. I recommend a terrarium or have it in a shady spot outside where it won't get TOO hot or too much sun. Being exposed even for a few hours each day might get it sunburned kind of badly. Get shading cloth if you have to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capensis View Post
    No, it's best to have it in a North-facing window in Florida. I'm in Central-Florida and right now, the sun is too much north for my south-facing window. And it's like that until Fall and winter. So. I recommend a terrarium or have it in a shady spot outside where it won't get TOO hot or too much sun. Being exposed even for a few hours each day might get it sunburned kind of badly. Get shading cloth if you have to.
    My south-facing window only gets one or two hours of direct sunlight a day, the rest of the time is bright shade. This is because there's a large tree right outside my window.
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    Ok, but later on in the summer, your window won't get much sunlight. Right now, my window doesn't get much sunlight and there's nothing in the way. When I got my N. sanguinea, it turned into a bronze color. Now it's just green, and I moved it to my terrarium where it probably gets more light.
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