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    Quote Originally Posted by rattler View Post
    veitchii will grow in low humidity but it didnt want to pitcher for me.....bongso also grew fine but refused to pitcher....
    Yeah, I've found that many neps will grow in low humidity just fine....getting them to pitcher is the problem .
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    My Ventrata is starting to grow on my windowsill. However, I'm not sure what my humidity is.
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    My copelandii mt apo pitchers all winter. Not much sun or humidity.
    I think any truncata would pitcher. Both of mine pitcher every leaf though each pitcher dies off as the new one is opening.
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    My humidity is less than 20%, usually. I have about 99% of my Neps pitchering.

    The trick is acclimating them... I have had plants do horrible until I bagged them and re-did the entire acclimation process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clue View Post
    My humidity is less than 20%, usually. I have about 99% of my Neps pitchering.

    The trick is acclimating them... I have had plants do horrible until I bagged them and re-did the entire acclimation process.
    Clue, that is very interesting that when you bagged your struggling Neps and then reacclimatized them, that they in turn responded well for you.

    It was as if you were able to reset them.

    And I agree with you on Neps being able to adjust to drier conditions. With cacti growing on a hill just a couple miles from where we live, in summer it is very arid here.

    And I leave all of my highland Neps uncovered during the day.

    But I'll have to remember the rebagging trick for future reference. That's a gooder!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exo View Post
    I like lady pauline alot.....maybe I'll get one of those.
    Do it. I got one thinking it would be a forgettable nep, and it has become one of my faves. Very hardy and prolific. Also, mine pitchered just fine when I kept it on my windowsill, about 25% humidity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightsky View Post
    Do it. I got one thinking it would be a forgettable nep, and it has become one of my faves. Very hardy and prolific. Also, mine pitchered just fine when I kept it on my windowsill, about 25% humidity.
    Either that or a N.miranda, I like both maxima and northiana and it has the best of both.
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvg View Post
    Clue, that is very interesting that when you bagged your struggling Neps and then reacclimatized them, that they in turn responded well for you.

    It was as if you were able to reset them.
    Definitely not the typical success story, but it's good to hear when people manage to do it right. I've had a similar experience with a few of my touchier plants, especially when I first started trying to move away from terrarium growing. I see a metaphor in an experience I've had with my own personal health; I have all sorts of postural problems that are entangled with various sources of pain and lack of core fitness. Because I don't stand up straight, things like jogging, weightlifting, etc. are near impossible for me to do correctly. My doctors used to always tell me, "well, just exercise more and you'll feel better," but while the physical activity itself had some benefits, my circumstances made them harmful at the same time; jogging aggravates my back pain because I put my weight on my heels - and I put my weight on my heels because my back pain makes me lean back subconsciously.
    Likewise, putting a weakened plant directly into extreme conditions may lead it to do ultimately unhealthy things like reduce transpiration and photosynthesis to cope with immediate problems like water loss or UV radiation. I think that shock might have a similar pathology.
    I'd be interested to read a more detailed account of your experience, Clue. If you ever go through the process again, a pic thread would be super. The Nep cultivation community could always use more examples of how to do things the right way.
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