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    Hey everyone! The addiction is slowly setting in! I just placed my order for a N. ventricosa, and D. spatulata. Any tips on growing these bad boys [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img] . My spatulata will be going in my 5 gallon tank, was wondering if the N. ventricosa could live outside of a tank, im not sure of thier humidity requirments. Thanks! (And yeh, i ordered from PFT [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] )
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    Excellent Myke!! With regards to the ventricosa, it depends on your average humidity where you live. If you can provide 50% or higher on average, it should do fine. N. ventricosa is a very hardy and easygoing nepenthes. My three pitcher like crazy in open air in my house in San Francisco, but our humidity is usually pretty high.

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    You could leave the N. Ventricosa outside the tank. I mean I have 4 N. Ventricosa along my windowsill and their pitchering wonderfully.

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    Awesome [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]
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    Should the humidity 65% be okay for any nepenthes?

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    Some Nepenthes require humidity above 80% in order to pitcher. I have a small N. campanulata that has had problems with its pitchers during humidity drop. They turn black and die. At this point, I have started to mist more often to keep the humidity levels above 85% and the plant has now kept a pitcher for 2 weeks. When the humidity levels dropped below 70% but higher than 65%, the pitchers on my N. campanulata died soon after opening.
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    Mike,
    I think you will find that N. ventricosa is a pretty hardy Nepenthes. Here is a pic I took of mine a few hours after I had transplanted it into this pot from one of those little 2"x3" pots. The pic is 10 days old now and the humidity is all the way up to 30%! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] Also, the 3 new pitchers have opened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (BigCarnivourKid @ Oct. 27 2003,8:41)]The pic is 10 days old now and the humidity is all the way up to 30%! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] Also, the 3 new pitchers have opened.
    Get out! How is that possible? Were do you keep your ventricosa? Must get a lot of light some how? My humidity is highier than that and would never produce pitchers like that...WOW! Very nice, BCK!

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