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    Hi , my name is justin and i'm new to this site. I started to grow carnivorous plants about a year ago and I have four plants. A sundew, a nepenthes, a sensitivity plant, and also a venus fly trap. I grow all of them in the same terrarium and i had a few questions. I bought my first nepenthes about 3 months ago and it's already grown 5-6 new pitchers. The only problem is that i can't seem to get them to colour nicely. They only have a little red around the perisome and the upper part of the pitcher. If someone could giveme a few tips it would be greatly appreciated.

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    More light...and time should give it more color if the plant has the genetics. What type is it(species hybrid?)
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    Most carnivorous plants are more colorful in brighter light. Or maybe you just have a plain old green nepenthes! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] Hope that helps! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]



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    Many Neps have rather plain colors.
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    a'm not sure what type it is, I got it from a company called Coastal Carnivors. I tried to look on their web site but they only called it a pitcher plant. I'll try and post a pic of it once i can figure out how to use my camera. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
    If i put a more powerful light in my terrarium, will it have a negative effect on my other plants, or will it be just as good, if not beter for them?(sundew and sensitivity plant)
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    Should be good for them
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    FIrst of all. A sensitivity plant is not carnivorous. Second, it may be that there is insufficient light, but some nepenthes (i.e. pilosa) are just plain boring. If you could post up a picture, then i (or someone else) could identify it and therefore determine which of those variables it is.
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