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    Am i missing anything here?

    Ok so i am receiving my N. singalana x hamata hairy red in a few days and i was just wondering if i am missing anything. My current highlanders are getting 3-4 hours of light a day, recently got an ultrasonic humidifier and already see improvement in most of my plants where the humidity is 70% + daily, temps in the morning are 75F-80F in the day and 55-60 at night. Am i missing anything crucial here because i feel like i am or am i over thinking it? Please let me know if i should do or add something to the set up i have currently.

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    3-4 hours?
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    depending on clouds or not. if they dont get any sunlight i turn on their 100 watt lights or a few hours to give them something.

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    That doesn't seem like much.
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    Nepenthes should really get at least 12 hours a day. They are from an equatorial climate where day and night hours are pretty much equal year round, roughly 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness.

    I was hoping you actually meant 13-14 hours and not really 3-4. They probably will not live long with so few hours of light.
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    well they receive 8 hours during spring and summer but winter they are receiving 3-4 hours of direct sunlight (or from two 100 watt bulbs) and so far they are doing very well and continue to grow. I will just have to see if this will be the same for the new addition to the group

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    Quote Originally Posted by dci95 View Post
    well they receive 8 hours during spring and summer but winter they are receiving 3-4 hours of direct sunlight (or from two 100 watt bulbs) and so far they are doing very well and continue to grow. I will just have to see if this will be the same for the new addition to the group
    Nepenthes and other CPs often can take months to show declines from bad conditions; especially ones such as not enough light
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    There may be a misunderstanding here:

    Are your plants receiving natural light? for the entire day (however long your days are) which entails 3-4 hours of direct light with the remainder made up of indirect light?
    if thats the case - cool. a full day of indirect but still bright light is fine

    if they are indeed in darkness for 20 - 21 hours of the day then you will encounter problems.
    if thats the case - you may see them produce very large leaves for a while and then decline

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