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    My burb is making a new leaf atm, and it's only made one pitcher for me since I got it. I really just acclimated it to lower humidity, but it's getting hotter and hotter in S.CA and it looks like it's getting slower and slower. I think it needs colder days since the nights here in s.CA are 40-60's, but during the day, it can get up to 90F where I grow my plants.

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    WoW thanks for the great replys, this is a much better forum than the others I have used.
    When people say direct light, do they mean direct sunshine shining on the plant?
    Should I cut off dead or dying pitchers and leaves?
    Is Lady Paulinae the same to cultivate as these two?

    It boils down to what is more important for the plant I have windowsill with 50 - 60% humidity with no direct sun or conservatory with morning and evening direct sun but lower daytime humidity of 30 - 40 % and night 50-70% which is better? the conservatory gets better night temperature drops


    Sorry for all my questions fairly new to neps.

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    Hi Predator, it's our pleasure to answer your questions, especially if it's about nepenthes. Sadly, I stay in a tropical country so I have absolutely no idea of how your four seasons conditions would be like! If you refer to direct sunlight, yes it means the full sun shining upon the plant. But, I believe that in your conditions, you should expose the plant only to morning sunlight or evening sunlight as afternoon sunlight will literally burn the plant.

    Pitchers should only be cut off if the entire pitcher has completely dried up. Sometimes, the top half of the pitcher will dry up, leaving the bottom half of the pitcher still alive. Usually, the pitcher will absorb every single bit of nutrient as long as the bottom half of the pitcher remains alive. Good examples of such pitchers would be the species N mirabilis. Cutting dead leaves are alright and does not seem to affect the plant.

    I have never cultivated Lady Pauline before, but it will certainly be easier and more vigorous compared to burbidgeae and maybe jamban. All nep hybrids tend to show more vigour and easier growth compared to their parents.

    I think your conservatory would do better with highland nepenthes, though I do believe that during summers, it can get really hot as well. Generally, keep humidity above 50% for best results. Highlanders do best if there's very high humidity level in the night, 80-90% (or even 100% if possible). Try not to expose your neps to really strong light. Good luck!
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    I grow my neps in really strong light and they do rather well, as a matter of fact, I find that burbidgeae likes a great deal of light. However, I do find that to grow well in this kind of light, the humidity has to be over 60% or there can be leaf burn.
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    I'm growing both jamban and burb in a west-facing window with supplemental fluorescent lighting. I do try to keep the humidity up above 60%. I do this by misting in the morning and evening and surrounding the pots with damp live LFS moss. I keep the window cracked at night so it gets nice and cool. Daytime temps can range 60's to 90's (depending on the time of year).

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    Howdy. Ill try not to repeat what everybody else has said. I don't grow jamban, but have burbidgeae for a few years. I grow Burbidgeae on a lighted grow rack under moderate humidity. Well draining mix, mostly peat, permits, some LFS, and a top dressing of LFS. Leaves and pitchers have been consistently getting larger, but it is a slow grower. I only see maybe 3 pitchers a year. I have read that once the plant get some size it can really take off. I actually have it growing right next to x Lady Pauline, which is an easy and fast grower. Shouldn't have.any problems with that one, it is easy and very showy.
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    Here's some pictures of my most recent N. Burbidgeae trap. It opened a few days ago. That's a N. Spectabilis tree in the background. haha

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