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    Ventricosa is a great beginners choice. It is a sturdy plant, which happens to have quite unique pitchers and it stays also very compact for a while, which is good when you grow it in limited space.
    I have a bunch of small ventricosas outdoors in the Philippine lowlands. The ones standing on the upper (=sunniest) board of the shelf look best. The pitchers are bigger and more colorful.
    They get extreme tropical sun from 11am - 3pm, only shaded occasionally by some passionfruit leafs. Even the indirect light should be quite strong, I wouldn't survive that location [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
    Some ventricosaXalata growing close by, are not pitchering as reliably as the ventricosas, even though as hybrids they should supposedly (!) grow better.
    In temperate climate I used to grow them in an aquarium in a south facing window (no artificial light) very successfully.
    Good luck, Volker
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    my plants are under 240 watss of NO flourescent lights and 150 watts of MH. the MH is on for 10 hours a day and the NO's are on for 12 hours a day....
    https://www.instagram.com/hull.jess/ (I post pics of my plants there)

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    interesting, leucophylla... IME, I get bigger pitchers with less light (leaves get full sun, develiping pitchers are in shade)

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    I have mine outdoors where they get very bright light all day,with a little sun in the late afternoon.The new pitchers on my neps are getting a little smaller but they are alot tougher looking\feeling then before.
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    Here you go. I forgot I had uploaded these 2 shots and they give you and idea of how bright the glasshouse gets with only a bubblewrap lining. It's enough to take the 'punch' out of the winter sun (need 50% shade cloth in summer) yet still lets most light through, as you can see.

    Green N. ventricosa:


    Green/red N. ventricosa:


    Aaron.

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    Nice neps Aaron! I hope my neps get that big
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