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    My Magic Window!



    Well, it's magic enough for me, lol!

    When I can grow finicky lowlanders and fussy highlanders side-by-side in low humidity, I think I can call it magic!

    Here is where I grow most of my Nepenthes and CPs (a few are grown outside, and my terrariums are decommissioned).



    SW window plants:





    S window plants:



    SE window plants:





    More coming soon!
    "I'm just a scientist without the proper documentation."

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    Wow, that definitely looks magical.

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    My SW window is home to some nice Nepenthes and anything that will grow on the tray watering system, i.e. sundews, utrics, and byblis, as well as germinating seeds.

    The Nepenthes, from left to right, in the SW window, are:

    N. predator
    N. Lady Pauline
    N. sibuyanensis x (northiana x veitchii)
    N. ventricosa x ephippiata
    N. truncata x ephippiata
    N. ephippiata

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    My S window is home to my most prized Nepenthes!

    The Nep in the big bowl planter is N. northiana x veitchii
    The one in the white pot is N. veitchii 'Bareo Highland'
    To their left is N. 'Exotic Lady' with a five-foot vine
    The small pots contain, from left to right:
    N. bellii
    N. northiana
    N. mantalingajanensis
    N. tentaculata
    N. hamata
    N. glabrata
    N. truncata 'Pasian Highland' - dark seed-grown plant

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    My SE window is home to my newest arrivals, old reliables, and seedlings!

    On the sill, from left to right, are:

    N. truncata x (ventricosa x aristolochioides)
    N. thorelii x aristolochioides
    N. thorelii x campanulata
    N. bellii x caranculata var. robusta
    N. bellii x veitchii - H/L
    N. veitchii x eymae - H/L
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    Very nice looking grow space there.
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    So what temps do they get next to the south window? And what humidity is it at those temps? I've got a ton of south facing window space I've thought of using, but it gets mighty warm when the sun hits it, and the humidity drops into single digits. But I'd guess you climate is similar to mine.

    Your plants look great btw. Do you have any neps not grown by the window, ie sensitive ones?

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    Thanks for the comments, guys!
    Now,
    More pics!

    N. ventricosa x ephippiata


    N. truncata x (ventricosa x aristolochioides) - surprisingly dark pitchers!


    Next to a N. 'Exotic Lady' upper pitcher


    Intermediate pitcher


    Lower pitcher


    Count them, 6 pitchers, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightsky View Post
    So what temps do they get next to the south window? And what humidity is it at those temps? I've got a ton of south facing window space I've thought of using, but it gets mighty warm when the sun hits it, and the humidity drops into single digits. But I'd guess you climate is similar to mine.

    Your plants look great btw. Do you have any neps not grown by the window, ie sensitive ones?
    Thanks for the compliment!

    I'm not quite sure of the microclimates around the plants, but I know that the general area is at almost 80 degrees Fahrenheit nowadays, with about 35% ambient humidity (I'm probably estimating that higher than it actually is, though). In the winter, the direct sun heated the area up a little... now, the sun is at an angle that puts my plants mainly in shade, so they get diffused lighting, and they don't really get the temperature increase that they got in the winter.

    All of my Neps are grown next to the window, except my hardiest ones, which are outside. N. flava and N. northiana (both from Wistuba) have been the most sensitive... they died on me when I had them in terrariums, probably because of their prior shipping trauma and the fact that they were fresh from TC. Now I have replacements that are doing great in front of the windows. Otherwise, I have found all of my Nepenthes to be as easy to maintain as regular houseplants!
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    My prized Nepenthes that reside on my S windowsill, all in 4.5" pots:



    N. bellii


    N. northiana


    N. mantalingajanensis


    N. tentaculata




    N. hamata


    It produces the awesomest pale yellow-green pitchers, and the peristome takes quite a while to color up even partially.


    N. glabrata - see poost #50 in this thread: http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...=115691&page=5

    N. truncata 'Pasian Highland'
    "I'm just a scientist without the proper documentation."

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