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    Bad photos, I just snapped these now, but you get the idea:




    I need to replace those lights...

    And here's a shot of the albo:

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    Wow thanks for sharing! Is the light for the plants, or did you just turn it on for the pictures? I never realized albomarginata was so hairy. Without looking at the pitchers I would have thought it was veitchii. All your Nepenthes look like they are doing great! This is really encouraging.

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    One of the problems with windowsill growing is that plants are going to grow toward the window. So I put some lights on top and along the sides to help even things out a bit. It's not ideal, but it works. Also, the light helps during dark CT winters.

    One thing I'll say about my windowsill experience... it's a lot of work. Things will dry out more quickly or slowly depending on the humidity, I have to adjust the blinds with the seasons and the hours (e.g., in the winter when the afternoon light comes in at an angle, it can heat things up quickly), I adjust the window opening with the weather, I must contrive various things to keep pots that face the window from overheating (e.g., styrofoam), and so on. But it works for me because I like tending to my plants daily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanukimo View Post
    Thanks for the replies! Veitchii is one of the species I've been wanting to grow so if I can get it I will definitely try. Rafflesiana also seems like a pretty cool plant. I'm getting a faizaliana soon so might give that one a try. And anramitaco, were you planning on growing reinwardtiana on the windowsill?
    Yes! I forgot about veitchiis! They're a great candidate as well but mine was slow & really took its time to adjust & produce pitchers.

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