I think I saw that in the classifieds. Well, I still like it. Thanks for the help.
I just google imaged nepenthes alata, it's definitely a ventrata.
N. x ventrata is not a plant that needs to worry about humidity. While it will pitcher better in higher humidity, there are people around here who get it to pitcher when humidity might have an average max of 25%, and hover around 10-15% often. As for spraying the plant, I think it's basically been covered already but there's little real benefit unless there's some niche requirement it's fulfilling. It won't wet the soil enough to act as watering unless you soak the whole plant with mist, it can cause burning on the leaves if bright light is present, it may promote algal or fungal growth in some cases, etc...
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Oddly enough (to play devil's advocate here and go against the majority), I have experimented with this on some of my nepenthes hybrids that I do grow on a windowsill, and have found that while in some cases it doesn't really make any difference at all, in others, some plants definitely seem to prefer it and will pitcher noticeably more/will keep more pitchers longer if I do it (and this is with keeping constant temperatures/light and generally stable environmental humidity, so it's definitely not just some fluctuation of one of those things)...obviously this is not a hard and fast rule, and I would agree strongly that ventrata adapts to low humidity perfectly well. So, in your case, I wouldn't think it would be necessary or particularly helpful. Try it out and if you see a noticeable difference, you'll have your answer.
Last edited by squidfengshui; 02-10-2016 at 09:42 AM.
I've had zero problems growing my "ventratas" in low humidity environments, albeit pitchering slows down some. I don't have that problem during the spring and summer most of the time, where humidity is generally over 50% most of the time.
I've also experimented with just putting a "fine mist" onto the newly developing pitchers and they seem to produce very rapidly and with no drying and shriveling of pitchers.
Just my .02 worth.