1. What do lowlanders prefer for lux? I have 10,000 lumens but I see other people giving them more; I thought they didn't like alot of light?
2. Are there any nepenthes species or hybrids that are not very humidity dependent. I.e. can do well in a windowsill or outside in a tray in the southeast usa(when it's not cold)? zone 7 I think. Just seems like too pretty of a plant to live in a terrarium forever.
3. I have a small bical and after a couple months it is finally making what appears to be infant pitchers.
My question is about it's growth stages: I repotted it once after i received it and had to repot it again a few days ago due to a thrip invasion. While there hasn't been crazy growth above ground; I noticed that it has doubled it's root structure in both length and density(ohhh so that is what it has been doing in it's spare time.sneaky.lol).....which is good bc when I first received it the root system was kinda puny. Since it is doing alot of underground work; does that mean I can expect some above ground developments soon or will it keep investing a majority of it's energy in root development until it crowds the pot?
4. Once they get happy; are nepenthes gluttons like their north american relatives? I rcd a pitcher plant a while back and it isn't exactly eye candy but my collection is poor so it is allowed to stay....for the heck of it I decided to fill all of it's pitchers with heavily diluted 30-10-10 to measure the amount of discomfort generated so I could get a sweetspot without experimenting on the pretty ones but to my surprise the glutton loved it and sent up a new pitcher approximately 3-4 inches in height overnight . Will the nepenthes respond similar or are they more finicky eaters?