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    Nepenthes Tentaculata

    I'm thinking of getting an N. Tentaculata and I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with one? I know theres different types but all I can get from the website I want to buy it from is that it is a highlander. Does anyone know if it could do well in a windowsill terrarium, no artificial lighting but used to boost humidity? Thanks for any help

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    Nope..thise species is a strict HLer from what I've read....high humidity, chilly nights, and very bright light. Thez_yo grows one on her balcony, but other than that, most peeps find it to be a tricky species.

    If you want to grow it, it will need to find a way to cool it at night.
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    so far so good....I have had mine for a month now. New growth and all seems to be well. However, a month is not that long for these plants.
    I have it under the T5HO's with a mixed spectrum of bulbs, plenty of humidity 70%-95%, and right now I am getting the GH down to the upper 50's to lower 60's at night.
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    Ah, thanks for the quick reply, I guess I'll look into some other species

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    I grew one for about a year (not sure really how long I had it) before trading it for a ton of seedlings a few years ago. I raised it from a small unrooted cutting to a small rosetted plant. I grew it with high humidity and under lights for most of the time while rooting.

    But when it rooted and started producing pitchers I switched it to 50-60% humidity gradually.

    It got highland to intermediate conditions the entire time.

    Here is a pic of it shortly before shipping it out. Still miss the little booger. I'll probably get one again in the future.


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    @dashman, wow that looks like it adapted nicely to lower humidity!

    For a fussy plant like this would the old bottle-of-ice-in-the-terrarium-at-night trick work to create a temperature drop?

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    Not that it isn't possible, but I have never heard of the bottle of ice trick working effectively.

    My guess is that even if it does actually lower the temp enough, that the act of filling it with ice, or freezing it every day just doesn't play out as well as most would hope.
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