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    N.sanguniea is "one of the best Nepenthes" for window sill cultivation. Ventricosa and Spectabilis is excellent as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Electric Carnivores @ April 22 2004,8:55)]N.sanguniea is "one of the best Nepenthes" for window sill cultivation. Ventricosa and Spectabilis is excellent as well.

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    spectabilis is very picky about its humidity... IME, when it gets under 65% humidity, the pitchers look deformed like max's freak clone [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

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    I will have to agree with electric carnivores. Sanguinea tends to pitcher more often on a windowsill than ventricosa.

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    I dissagree Spectabilis isnt a very picky plant. Most nepenthes diss-like low humidity but as for growing it on a window sill in my eye's does fine.

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    cool thanks, i didnt know u can grow truncata on a window sill
    also, can u grow N. Northiana on a window sill?
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    N. ventricosa likes filterd light and lower humidity then most neps. Mine grew fine when I had it windowsill

    My sanguinea will not pitcher without really high light levels. That is the reverse of ventricosa which often won't pitcher in high light levels. I'm sure it depends on how bright of a windowsill we are talking about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Darcie @ April 21 2004,9:43)]That is the reverse of ventricosa which often won't pitcher in high light levels. I'm sure it depends on how bright of a windowsill we are talking about.
    I agree N. ventricosa can burn easily but once adjusted does fine in high light. I have dozens of various clones which grow in very bright light and pitcher fine. They are a pale green with red tinges in the leaves and make very nice traps.

    Perhaps your N. ventricosa was happier a bit shadier because it wasn't acclimated to brighter light (which takes a while) and/or in a brighter spot the humidity is going to drop more as the air warms up.

    Hellz.. I would deffinately not recommend N. northiana. This is a picky species that wants constant high humidity and very warm and stable temperatures with little fluctuation.

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    Hey Tony,
    The trucata x ventricosa I got from you is doing just fine in lower humidity. No, wait, not just fine. This thing is kicking butt! I haven't measured the ambient humidity in the room, but I think is swings between about 40 and 65% (probably averages about 50 or so). That's a guess, though. Also, the eustachya is doing quite well right next to it. You may want to experiment with that one on your window, too.



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