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Thread: Taking my Nepenthes on a Picnic

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    Ah well Pat I asked purely for scientific purpose. I had the impression at least some of my plants are more on the dumb side:



    P.S.: I would try it in steps putting a Nepenthes outside. If they may be able to stand the conditions on a windowsill you may go one step further. But I would be very careful watching if they wilt. You'll see it first on the pitcher lids.

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    Well, I'm gonna put out my 2 cents here, since I disagree with a few things that I've read so far.


    I think that you can put almost all of your neps outside if you acclimatize them appropriatly. I have most of my neps outside(PR is almost at the same lattitude as hawaii), and they are doing fine, even with humidity swings from 50 to 100%. I have thin-leaved neps there (ampullaria, mirabilis, coccinea), and, believe it or not, they are my fastest growers. The temps here are in the high 80s right now, which isn't very different from what you wrote. I think that you should go for it, but do it a little at a time. I might try to put my highland plants outside (err.. at least the cheap ones [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] ) once they get bigger.

    And Joachim, Why is that leaf of the utric coming out of the bottom of the pot [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]


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    I agree that you can grow nearly any Nepenthes outside (with conditioning). However..., I personally don't think it is healthy to continuously switch growing conditions (in a terrarium on cold days, outside on hot days etc). I also think that terrariums can provide more consistent environments (which can be adjusted), and that a terrarium grown plant will grow faster than if you just throw a plant outside to deal with whatever conditions are available. Just my personal opinions, of course it's different for every person, regarding particular Nepenthes species, outdoor conditions, etc.


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    Here's my N. coccinea outdoors in Florida:

    The dried up pitcher is pretty old. Lot's of new ones forming. [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
    There's a tunnel at the end of the light...

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