I'm moving into dorms in about three months. Unfortunately, this means I won't have room for my 4' lowland terrarium. Most of my plants will be taken care of by a close friend, but I'd like to hang on to one or two so I'm not completely Nepenthes-less. I'm looking for advice on how to move them from the terrarium.
The plants I'm considering moving are:
N. truncata (6" leaves)
N. rafflesiana (3" leaves)
N. campanulata (3" leaves)
N. gracilis (only one 2" leaf at the moment, but growing quickly)
I have not had much luck growing Nepenthes outside of terrariums, even ones that many consider easy, like N. x wrigleyana. I believe this is because of the low humidity and lack of direct sunlight in my windows. Hopefully the dorms I'm moving into will get more direct sunilght, but humidity will most likely be even lower since it will be air-conditioned.
I'm also curious as to what the proper procedure is for hardening plants off, because I didn't have much luck at that stage either. I know that I need to gradually adjust the plants, but can anyone share how they did it (like how long they left plants out before returning them, how much longer they left them out each day, etc)?
Advice I have already (from forum member NepsAroundTheHouse):
Consider using sphagnum moss
Tray method for watering to help with humidity
Absolutely _any_ advice would be deeply appreciated before I undertake this.. Your advice could save the life of my plants! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]