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    I've got some Nepenthes that are supposed to be able to handle out-of-terrarium conditions (N. alata x (ventricosa x alata) and N. sanguinea,) or so I was told by the guy who sold them to me. Right now I have them in a ten-gallon tank because I don't have any other plants that would like to be in said tank any more than the Neps.
    However, some have started to climb (and be a general sprawling nuisance,) so I'm thinking about cloning. If I could evict a few of my Neps from the tank, I'd have plenty of space for clones. Also, I'd just like to have some Neps around the house, where they're more visible. So, I guess what I'm wondering is, what are your favorite "windowsill" Nepenthes varieties?
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    I'm growing a N. x miranda, a N. hirsuta x veitchii, and N. ventricosa in windowsills currently. The hirsuta x veitchii has climbed about six feet and makes enormous pitchers, and the ventricosa is thriving, too. I think my conditions are a bit cool for the miranda, but it also has survived.

    I suppose it really depends on the specific conditions in your house. I have the feeling that virtually all of my neps would grow there, but I have cool, humid air.



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    DANG capslock! I want one of those! LOL, All I have in my windowsill are some ventricosas and a judith-finn. Then again I only have those and a gracilis which I tried to windosill but I had to move it to a terr.
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    I want one also. I guess I chould have let my alata keep climbing instead of cutting it down. I have all my neps outside. With lowlanders in a big terrarium

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    I gotta say something Max.....HYBRID VIGOR! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] What a wonderful hybrid, very very attractive.

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    Gotta agree with Dustin. One of those plants I never gave a thought to, and then I see yours, Max. Very nice.

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    I have N. 'Emmarene' (khasiana x ventricosa), N. rafflesiana, and N. 'ventrata' (Nepenthes ventricosa x alata). I also had N. sanguinea but needed room and sold the plant.
    I do have a N. hamata which has been doing better then I expected as a windowsill plant. I do not recommend it if you do not have a humidifier on the furnace.


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    My humidity has been between 20-60%, but I've only lived in this apartment for a month, so I don't know exactly what it'll be like year round. The Drosera and Pings don't seem to mind - it only gets below the thirties in the mid-afternoon or when I accidentally leave the window open with the heat going. I have a swamp cooler beneath my CPs that helps keep them slightly more damp than the rest of the place. I suspect, living near a major body of water, that the humidity should only go up when it gets warm enough to turn off the heat and open the windows. That wouldn't be a particular problem to the Nepenthes in question, would it? Particularly, I'd like to move my N. alata, N. x ventrata x alata, and N. x Judith Finn out of the tank, as they're getting a little too big for a ten gallon aquarium.
    Thanks
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    PS - Capslock, I can only hope I'll some day have something as nice as that to display with my collection. What is it climbing on?
    o//~ Livin' like a bug ain't easy / My old clothes don't seem to fit me /
    I got little tiny bug feet / I don't really know what bugs eat /
    Don't want no one steppin' on me / Now I'm sympathizin' with fleas /
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