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    Little Nepenthes aristolochioides limping along

    Hey guys,

    So, I have this little Nepenthes aristolochioides that is, unfortunately, just limping along and seems to be getting smaller since I bought it at last fall's New England Carnivorous Plant Society's plant show, from what I believe is that notorious MA nursery. My conditions are as follows:

    Three inches from the lights which are 1 T5HO 24 watt, 2 T8 17 Watt, and 2 T12 20 Watt, each is 24" long.
    The temp is around 75 to 80 degrees F during the day, and into the low sixties, even upper 50's, at night.
    Humidity is around 50% during the day, and 90-100% at night, but there is living sphagnum moss in the pot, which (i think) increases the relative humidity around the plant, which is quite small and really buried in the moss (though I trim it back so as not to block the light). It is growing right next to my Heliamphora pulchella, which is doing very well.
    The medium is 1:1:1, LFS : perlite : orchid bark, and has been in it since January. The medium before, the stuff i bought it in, was very tightly packed (but actually good quality) LFS.

    According to my research, my conditions are pretty fairly spot-on. Something i thought of might be humidity stability, which i could remedy by putting a plastic bag (with a hole in it) or a clear plastic cup or something to keep the humidity more constant.


    Please tell me what you think,
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    I dunno. My Nepenthes aristolochioides is the fastest-growing plant in my collection. Mine is two inches tall and 1.5 inches in diameter, with tiny, but full-formed pitchers. It's very hardy and I've had mine for a year now.

    If it came from that notorious MA nursery, swab the bottom of each leaf with a wet cotton swab to check for mites, because conditions might not be the problem.
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    Humidity isn't necessary because mine regularly gets 15% or so during the day. I'm not sure it likes it all the way up to 80F during the day though, and maybe try fertilizing it? Mine's getting about 4ish hours direct sun, 65ish F by day and 50ish F by night the past month, and just rewarded me with 3 pitchers. It's in a mix of roughly 1lfs : 1perlite : 1orchid bark with top-watering once a week.

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    Oh yes, I forgot my conditions. My plants get full sun or partial shade nearly all day. It has been getting up to 80 around here, but my Nepenthes aristolochioides is still quite presentable, perhaps because of the still-cold nights. I hit mine with Maxsea earlier this spring just to get some larger leaves. Mine is in a bark:long fiber sphagnum mix with a top cover of live sphag. It gets watered whenever the pot feels fairly light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clue View Post
    I dunno. My Nepenthes aristolochioides
    If it came from that notorious MA nursery, swab the bottom of each leaf with a wet cotton swab to check for mites, because conditions might not be the problem.
    Will I see mites or a different sign of it being mites? (waste, or similar)

    Thank you all for your advice though! I feel better about my humidity. I can open a window to keep the temps more in the mid seventies, but that drops does drop the humidity to around 50% (its higher when i keep the window closed)

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    mine likes it cooler...like low 50s, high humidity gets you larger pitchers too.
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    Boost the humidity up to 70% and get the day temps down to 70-75F and it should perk up....also..night temps in the 50's will help if possible.
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnstuckinTime View Post
    Will I see mites or a different sign of it being mites? (waste, or similar)
    You will see mites on the swab if they're around. Swab each leaf bottom. It helps to use a magnifying glass so you know it's not dust.
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