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    well, here is the vft and Nepenthes I got from the Meijer I work at last night. I took the vft out of the package it was in and put it on one end of the windowsill and the Nepenthes on the other, what would be the best lighting for them right now? this window is facing the south, should I find another window? also I should put the vft's pot in a tray with distilled water right? what about the Nepenthes? I don't think I'm going to re-pot them because they both look pretty happy in those pots to me [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] thanks for the help guys, I aint gonna fail with these plants this time [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]





    the vft, I'm glad I got one with some nice reds in it, I hope it comes out in more of the traps soon [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]





    the Nepenthes, I think one of the newly developing traps actually grew a little overnight because it looks bigger today than it was last night! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    thanks for the help guys, I'm actually going to get to enjoy keeping plants like this this time around thanks to this board
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    Hey,

    The VFTs look great! Don't look like they will need re-potting this year. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    Your Nepenthes will... It looks like its in a 4 inch tall pot, filled purely with peat. I got one exactly like that from OSH the other day, only it was alot smaller, and the pitchers were blood red. So you have Nepenthes ventricosa. (I would be saying the red form if it was a little redder, but I guess time will tell if the pitchers redden up [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] )

    Anyways, re-plant the ventricosa in a 4 inch pot. A good soil mixture is:

    1:1:1:1/10
    Peat//Pumice//Long Fibered Sphagnum

    You can substitute the Pumice with some Perlite.

    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] wow... GRASS!!! I see grass out the window in the first nep picture! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] (grass is very, very rare here in california [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] )

    EDIT: There might be a chance its N. x ventrata

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    thanks for the advice, I have no idea what the Nep is potted in, but I'll do that, here's another pic of it while I'm at it

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    as a general rule CP's like as much light as you can give them, especially if you want them to get red. im not sure what type of Nep that is but it doesnt look like my xVentrata but mine was a cutting taken from the top part of the vine so its producing upper pitchers and i have yet to see what a lower looks like. anyways ive noticed humidity is a big key for most Neps to produce nice pitchers. so a tray of wet moss would probably be a very good idea. good luck and welcome to the forums and the start of your new addiction.

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    is indirect sunlight ok? that's the kind of light that comes in through this window most of the day, although there is time when some direct sunlight comes directly through this window. I found I still have half a gallon of distilled water I bought for mixing chemicals for my photography class the past semester, should I put the vfts pot in a tray of it? if so, how big a tray and how much?
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    honestly ive never tried to grow them on a windowsill, but lots of ppl on here have and do with good results. they will prolly give you better answers. i grow all my CP's in a 75 gal tank with 4 ft shop lights thats horibly over crowded at the moment. im in the process of designing a 4ftx4ftx12ft long grow chamber for my cp's and orchids, i told you its an addiction [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]
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    ok, thanks

    our house has been infested with ladybugs and it caught one earlier today and I didn't know aobut it, I read in an earlier thread it kills the trap, I hope that isn't true, it got caught in the biggest trap with the best coloration [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif[/img]
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    Yes I heard ladybugs kill traps as well, probably in the same thread you are referring to. However im not sure what truth that holds. Can anyone shed some light on this?

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