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    Caresheet for N.ampullaria, and ? on cultivars

    1.) What care requirements are needed for N.ampullaria?
    2.) Any specific cultivars of this species I should know about?

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    I can tell ya how I grow mine......

    Day temps of 80F Night temps of 70F

    Humidity no less than 80%

    Soil composed of peat, charcoal, and orchid bark in a ratio of 50% peat 30% bark 20% charcoal

    Lighting is 2 20w growlux T12 bulbs 10in above the plant.


    As far as cultivars go, it's mainly a matter of color forms...of which there are many.
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    Neat.
    Would coir and/or LFS work in there as well? What kind of charcoal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jebbewocky View Post
    Neat.
    Would coir and/or LFS work in there as well? What kind of charcoal?
    Coir could work...and possibly LFS....but I find that ampullaria likes a soil that is more like "dirt" than most other neps.

    The charcoal is horticultural charcoal, often sold at orchid shops.
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exo View Post
    Coir could work...and possibly LFS....but I find that ampullaria likes a soil that is more like "dirt" than most other neps.

    The charcoal is horticultural charcoal, often sold at orchid shops.
    Ah, I was wondering about the coir, because I don't really like peat that much as an invert substrate I've discovered, and then I'd be able to multi-purpose. But I already have a bunch of peat to use up lol.

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    Would they do well in a terrarium? I keep finding people saying terraria are bad, but I'm not sure why. :/
    It feels odd being a newb at something again, lol.

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    Yes Nepenthes ampullaria can be grown in terrarium. The 3 forms I have are growing in one terrarium but it needs to be a big terrarium. I have them in a 40 gallon and they could actually go into something even bigger because in only one year they have outgrown it and need to be chopped. N. ampullaria seems a little more forgiving than other species as far as wet roots go so they're good in a warm terrarium.

    In a terrarium where things are planted in the "ground" you need to have drainage beneath the soil layer to be successful. I use Hydroton clay balls they soak up water and transfer it to the lowest part of the soil level without allowing the soil to sit sopping wet all the time. I install a "siphon pipe" in my terrariums that goes from above the soil to the bottom of the drainage layer so I can stick a hand pump siphon hose in and pull out excess water if it starts to build up.

    My "forest" terrarium soil mix is:

    1 part each

    peat
    shredded dried long fiber sphagnum
    charcoal
    shredded cypress mulch
    crushed oak leaves

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    O_O
    Might be a good idea to wait until we have a house then.

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