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    You might want to take a look at Nepenthes Around the House. 44% RH is a little low, but not especially. I grow all of my highlanders as houseplants and my summer humidity frequently dips below 40% during the warmest part of the day. So long as you have cool air at night there shouldn't be enough drying to present any substantial difficulties - though you may need to play around with pot sizes and media to find a setup that allows your plants to take up adequate water. I'm guessing Folsom is not quite as Mediterranean as SF is, but our member Capslock lives there and does a bang-up job growing Neps with minimal fuss. He's not posting a lot these days but if you search for threads he's started I'm sure you can find some good information on his techniques.
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    It stays small yet it's a vigorous hybrid. Score!

    @Jeff - that looks like a gorgeous plant to have on your windowsill. Nice setup! I currently have a N. ventricosa and a N. x Deroose alata growing in hanging baskets in my windowsill. They get about 4-5 hours of direct sun each day; the rest of the day they get dappled sun. But I don't do anything to supplement the humidity besides misting twice a day. They seem to be growing alright - the N. x Deroose alata hasn't pitchered yet, but then again it wasn't pitchering when I got it. I think once the season shifts and the photoperiod naturally increases it'll start pumping them out.

    Anyway, my N. spectabilis x aristolochioides is growing in a plastic bag in my grow rack about 3" under two T12 bulbs @1200 lumens each. My plan is to gradually punch holes in the bag to acclimate it to the humidity in my grow rack. Eventually I might move it out into a hanging basket in my window if it gets large enough. Humidity in my grow rack hangs out in the mid-40s during the day and climbs to the high-70s at night. During the summer it's much higher - 55-60% during the day and 85-90% overnight.

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    Indeed a beautiful, vigorous and easy hybrid, which darkens as it ages, especially on more mature pitchers.

    Too this pic today, Enjoy! (It is not actually fading/dying)

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    @Fury - You will have to keep me updated with your N. Spec x Aristo, especially when you transfer into a hanging basket. I bet it will look amazing! I wish my humidity was higher during the summer, but it's the opposite here. When the heat starts to crank up the humidity dips into the low 30s during the day.

    @Carnivoure - That peristome is so dark! Thanks for sharing, great pitcher.

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    Here's a picture of a pitcher (haha) from mine about a year ago. It isn't pitchering now due to it adjusting to some changes. Great nepenthes.




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    OH MY!!!!! Night, those are stunning photographs and pitchers! I especially like the deep dark peristome in the second photograph.

    Tell me all your growing secrets!!! haha!

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    Sweet!!!

    Yet another one I'm going to have to add to my wish list
    Great pics

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