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    Northiana Question

    Alright so I've had a SG northiana for 2 years now. Slowwww and steady...

    It currently reside in my little indoor greenhouse with temps from 65-78ish and +60% humidity at all times with good air circulation. I'm kind of concerned with keeping it too moist...

    I'm considering moving it to my outside location for better lowland temperatures as well as better moisture circulation in the media. Should I be worried at all with shock? It being too small to handle such a move? Too risky to expose to such 'wild' conditions in comparison to keeping it in isolation indoors

    Appreciate any feedback. Thanks!

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    I'd just watch to make sure it isn't getting too much light. I see you're in NY, which means you'll probably have to bring it indoors in the winter. My N. x Ventrata even skips a few beats when I switch mine between indoor/outdoor growth with the seasons, it might be a little rough on such a delicate plant as N. Northiana (which I grow indoors under grow lights).
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    Decisions decisions

    Very interesting article I read here

    Its now making me question my media, eventhough it was indicated media didnt really have too much influence...

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    I've had good luck with mine so far, so I'll tell you my recipe for success.

    1. It likes a media that is very airy...I have mine in a perlite, charcoal, lava rock, fine orchid bark mix. I also have some LFS as a topdressing to hold in moisture.

    2. it seems happiest in temps of 80F day and 70F night give or take a few degrees in either direction. it seems to need high humidity to do it's best, 70% or better.

    3. It hates direct sunlight...seriously, it's the vampire of the nepenthes world, direct sun fries it and at the very least stunts it's growth...bright indirect light is best.
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GregNY View Post
    Decisions decisions

    Very interesting article I read here

    Its now making me question my media, eventhough it was indicated media didnt really have too much influence...
    That was a informative read indeed! Thank you!

    Previously known as: NY Plant Nerd

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    Hmmm how Could I provide shade. I think thats my problem. Check out where its sitting after my recent rearrangement... (furthest one on left)



    Trying to think what I could come up with to provide some shade

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    I hang pots in trees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halt View Post
    I hang pots in trees.
    Unless he lived in LL tropics, I don't think there would be enough humidity outside to sustain northiana.
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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