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    Quote[/b] (Amateur_Expert @ Nov. 14 2004,1:59)]I don't think Dino understands. In nature, plants are subject to other things that affect its healt, not only climate. Plants naturally will do better in their native climates. We are focusing on climate. There is no competition in a terrarium like their is in the environment, so if you give the plants the climate they have lived in for generations and exclude the other factors that would dimish its health, the plant does much better. A terrarium is the best place to do that.
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    Quote[/b] ]I believe that for Nepenthes Windsill growing will be Ok for a small fraction of plants, but they will grow much better in a terrainium. Even if you can't see the results they will lack something, even if its very little.
    Funny, thats the same thing i said..
    yeah, in climates there are storms, flooding, draught and fires.
    None of that is in a terrarium.

    Actually, they will kind of do best in a terrarium.
    Sure, the plants will look brillaint, but change the terrarium climate and they will sulk and start to wither.
    Windowsill plants are a lot tougher,a nd will take season changing with a grain of salt.
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    I never corrected you or agreed with you Amateur_Expert, I just stated what I thought...
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Starman @ Nov. 14 2004,2:04)]Sure, the plants will look brillaint, but change the terrarium climate and they will sulk and start to wither.
    Windowsill plants are a lot tougher,a nd will take season changing with a grain of salt.
    Yes they will be tougher but will only survive on the windowsill if they are easy plants in the first place.

    You canít place a villosa on a windowsill and expect it to do well over time.
    The plants have had millions of years of evolution to get accustomed with the climate they have evolved in. This wonít change in a few months on a windowsill of course.
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    Exacly my point.
    Peter - i meant nothing by that, i said the exact same thing you said to the person i was arguing with which makes me feel even more confident that i'm right.
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    I like windowsills personally. Assuming those are my only two choices. It allows the plants to grow to their full size, where the terrarium may not be large enough. Also, sometimes terrariums may have a problem with stagnant air, i'm not sure about this, but it seems to me like it would be a problem. Besides, most highland Neps, sarracenia, flytraps, many butterworts, bladderwors, aldrovanda, many drosera and more all do well on windowsills. I have highland neps, sarracenia, dionaea, and a butterwort doing very well on a windowsill. My friend Andrew has a few bladderworts, butterworts, and a N. Morganiana on his windowsill. Morganiana is a lowlander by the way. So like windowsills best since most cp's can grow there anyway, they have better air circulation, and they provide plenty of room.
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    Besides, it's pretty cool when your Nepenthes hand pitchers down to the floor from a table two feet high. My N. Ventrata is almost there.
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    Actually if we are speaking of Cp's in general, Dionaea's, most sun loving drosera, and others would do better outside. Especially Sarracenia's and Dionaea's. An outdoor grown dionaea can outgrow a windsill/terrainium dionae plant anyday. So mainly, I think it depends on what type of Cp, some do better w/o competition and vice versa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Phyrex @ Nov. 14 2004,4:33)]
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Starman @ Nov. 14 2004,2:04)]Sure, the plants will look brillaint, but change the terrarium climate and they will sulk and start to wither.
    Windowsill plants are a lot tougher,a nd will take season changing with a grain of salt.
    Yes they will be tougher but will only survive on the windowsill if they are easy plants in the first place.

    You canít place a villosa on a windowsill and expect it to do well over time.
    The plants have had millions of years of evolution to get accustomed with the climate they have evolved in. This wonít change in a few months on a windowsill of course.
    Strange that, I have a Heliamphora which is thriving on my windowsill, and yet, everyone says I cant grow it on a windowsill. How some its thriving and looks as good, if not better then a terrarium grown one? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]

    Actually, I have hard and easy plants, every single one is thriving on the window.
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