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    I was growing them in complete bright shade on the north side of my house. I have moved them under shade cloth on the south side of my house. The larger bomb-proof ones grow on trays filled with rocks and water. The rocks keep the plants out of the water, and the water raises the humidity level slightly. I think the water helps the soil stay moist, but doesn't really do much for humidity around the plant. On the north side they were pretty sheltered from wind. The south is a little more exposed. I have been misting them in the mornings. The smaller, less bomb-proof ones grow in 10 gallon tanks on pebble trays, 6-8 plants per tank. My newest plants grow with a lid over the top of the tank with a 1" gap on each side. I have started taking the lid off at night to slowly acclimate them. Some of them get a little direct sun in the morning or the late afternoon. I also grow some of the home depot ones in hanging pots. They don't pitcher very well in the winter, but they do keep the pitchers they have. I noticed an increase in pitcher production after I neglected them and then improved their growing conditions. They don't look as nice as greenhouse plants, but they are still attractive to me. Here are some pics of my previous setup. After the moce to the south side, but before I bought a new plant rack for them.

    A day without Nepenthes is like a day without sunshine

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    I also grow some in the proper sized tray without any rocks and let them sit in the water. It dries out before I water again. I try to water once a week, but sometimes I forget. These are the ones that have grown well for me the last two years.

    Bomb-proof varieties:
    maxima
    sanguinea
    tobaica
    ventricosa
    any hybrid with maxima

    still tough but not bomb-proof:
    carunculata
    macfarlanei, (this may actually be burbidgeae)
    ramispina
    spathulata

    veitchii did not pitcher when neglected. It seems to like the new pot, better light and higher humidity levels.
    A day without Nepenthes is like a day without sunshine

    --steve

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    Very nice setup and plants srdugins!
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