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    Hi, i got a nepenthes a little while and the pitchers never opened and I think it was because there isn't much humidity in the terrarium it's in.So, what is the best way to make the terrarium really humid? I would really appreciate help fast because a pitcher has already turned black.
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    If it helps any, the terrarium is 10 gallons.
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    Some nepenthes don't pitcher well when first transplanted, or while they are young. Is it producing new leaves? What species or hybrid is it? How humid is the terrarium? You could try leaving water in the bottom of the terrarium most of the time (letting it dry some occasionally though, or possibly using gravel beneath the pots). You could also get a spray bottle and mist the plants with water occasionally. If the pitcher was on it when you got it, that is normal, I often lose all of the pitchers on the plants when I get them.

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    why do you assume it's a humidity issue?
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    Well, assuming it really is a humidity issue, I have a rather non-professional but effective method. I have a warm mist humidifyer (a steamer) that blows directly into a 4 foot tube that points into my grow chamber. It has the added bonus of keeping the temp up a little becuase winter is a-comin'. You have to blow it through a long tube, though, otherwise it comes out too hot and you will cook your plants. Yum. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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    I put a plastic cup over the pot so that it gets humidity and i put a heat lamp over it to make sure it is warm enough....all the leaves have turned black....::Sniff:: i don't want it to die [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]
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    CHRONO, what is the temp. of the tank. the heat lamp might be putting off to much heat for the plant.also put water in the bottom of the tank the cup might not be putting out enough humidity for it eather. if ya have a vaperizer or a ultrasonic humidifier put it next to it.
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    Heat lamp + closed little terrarium = Oven

    Think you baked it :<<

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    This is what my nepenthes used to look like....just change everything that is green..to black [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]
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