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    Deffinately N. Ventrata. Keep it pretty moist but not sitting in water for long periods. Good Nepenthes for trying on a windowsill. South or West is fine with a few hours of sun and bright light the rest of the day. It may take some time to adjust and make new pitchers but if your house isn't too dry it should pitcher without too much problem.

    You could repot it although it is probably ok for a little while. I don't necessarily think it is too small for the root system but you will have to keep an eye on it, so it doesn't dry out. Which can happen very quickly on a warm windowsill when the plant is pulling lots of water out of the soil.
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    Yes, ladybugs will ,in my experience, kill the traps of vfts. So it is best to avoid ladybugs as plant food.
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    Lovely looking VFTs, Tsmola. Look at the red flush on those beauties! Only problem I would probably guard against is lack of humidity, what with it being an indoor environment.

    Last year, I had 4 VFTs that were growing in front of a large, south facing window which serviced them with direct sunlight throughout the day. They only really started thriving, though, when I put them in terrariums I made from 5-litre bottles you get mineral water in from the shop.
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    they are all doing pretty well, the trap that caught the ladybug doesn't seem to be doing too bad, and I already know things have improved for me because I can see the new traps growing, something that never happened for me when I kept them a long time ago. I got home and there was a fly buzzing around the window so I put it in one of the traps, stupid fly ha ha, it was halfway out and escaping when it closed on him [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    I`m glad to hear they are doing well for you
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    bad news, my cat was playing with the vft and knocked it on the floor it feel and a bunch of the traps got mushed flat and a few got broken, what do you guys think? what should I do? leave it? or should I do something with the busted traps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Tsmola @ May 11 2004,2:46)]bad news, my cat was playing with the vft and knocked it on the floor it feel and a bunch of the traps got mushed flat and a few got broken, what do you guys think? what should I do? leave it? or should I do something with the busted traps?
    Just remind the cat that it can become plant food.

    If they traps are broken off, try to put them in the soil and see if they take root, otherwise do nothing. If it is green and attached to the plant it will help it photosynthesize.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Just remind the cat that it can become plant food.
    LOL!

    Welcome to the forums, and bwt, nice plants dude! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
    (especially the VFT (species?) ) The neps look healthy, in this case most neps will pitcher quickly and look like they've grown themselves a distinct bit over a short pperiod of time. Once my 'mad' pitchering gracilis, as I call it pitchered so ferociously fast one day that I didn't even recognize one of its pitchers! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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