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    Nep gracilis, it sounds like your problem could be your night temperatures are too high. Aristo is very sensitive to warm nights, and will produce small, deformed pitchers in my experience during warm weather. If you grow your plants in a terrarium, it's an even bigger issue as aristo loves high lights levels, which is difficult to maintain whilst keeping it cool.

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    Maybe my N. aristolochioides is light deprived.....humm....gotta do some contemplating here. Thanks for the info Dave.

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    Sydney, I have not noticed that short term high night temps are a problem....maybe over the long term, but mine was fine on the deck last year....From late June through early August it was usually at least in the high 60's, usually 70's at night. I never saw any ill effects....might just have been that two months isn't enough to cause problems....
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    Hi Hamish, its between 5-8C in the greenhouse at night, and thats still too warm? Wow maybe I should just leave the door open and shut the heat off! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

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    Awesome pics Schloaty!!

    My N. aristolo (a wedding present from Schloaty c/o Tony P!!) is growing on a shelf - not in a terrarium at all. The top of the stem is maybe 3 inches from the lights (2 fluorescent bulbs). The lights run 17 hours a day, sometimes more when I'm up late working on a project. It's in a 6 inch plastic pot, potted in mainly LFS. I give it a little rainwater ( 1/2 to 1 cup?) every other day or so. I feed the traps a "Betta Bio-Gold" tiny fish pellet every week or so. It seems happy and each new pitcher is a little bigger than the last.

    I hope this information helps.

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    Is the humidity really good in your house? I've been eyeing aristolo for a while but don't have a chamber or anything for it. If I could grow it on a shelf that would be great. Any advice?

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    NG - LOL, no 5C it's not too warm, as mentioned, the only other thing I can think of it low humidity, but I would have thought you'd have that under control.

    Schloaty - I find that intriguing, as I'd put 2 months in the long term category, you see effects after a month or two of conditions they don't like. Those night temperatures are even higher than we get at a stretch in Sydney, more like Brisbane which is a subtropical climate. I didn't realise NY state was a subtropical environment?

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    Subtropcial? Hardly. Just feels that way in July! When you go upstate (towards Tony & Dustin), it's (usually) much cooler at night in the summer. But down here (near NYC), summer nights can be unbearable for sleeping (yech!). Thank heavens for AC.

    And I may just have an extra-hardy specimen. I mean, asside from the two months of not-perfect highland conditions (rainy nights are cool, so it's not 2 months of STRAIGHT heat...but I digress), it took a few tumbles off the railing onto the deck, and got it's tip nipped off by my cat.

    Just starting to inflate it's first pitcher since the cat incident. Had to grow out two leaves w/ no pitcher buds!

    What a trooper.
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