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    I love my outdoor CPs but to get me thru winter, I went shopping on the Native Exotics site and got my first and only Nep so far.
    Nepenthes ampullaria x spectabilis
    TC from Borneo Exotics.


    It has at least 4 open pitchers with possibly 2 more forming.

    I know I could throw it into houseplant conditions...but my house is old and has little insulation.
    So my temp set up is a big bowl.
    Heat pad underneath.
    Plant plot is sitting on a 2Ē glass riser.
    All surrounded by presoaked dry Sphagnum.
    Using a clamp light with a 12 watt LED spotlight style.



    I draped a ziplock bag over the opening and itís got humidity on the walls now. I do hope to harden it off once itís older. Our winters get cold in my old farmhouse.

    Temps are ranging from 74įf last night with light off. To 80įf with light on this morning.

    Iíll be adding a hygrometer later.



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    This morning



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    I would be careful about growing that plant in an enviroment with very high humidity paired with completely stagnant air, its going to become very prone to root rot. Most people who grow in terrariums and grow tents have computer fans blowing around for proper air circulation, though I dont know what you could do with such a small container without nuking the humidity.
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    Hello from California

    Itís not air tight. I do take the cover off. Plus I leave an opening.
    This is a temp set up. I wanted to boost the humidity for a couple of days to help it recover from shipping.

    Itís not sitting in water, so roots should not rot ?

    The plastic bag is just draped over. I leave a gap. Midday I may take cover off completely. The large amount of damp Sphagnum should keep some humidity around the plant.

    Thank you for the input. Iíve only had it set up less than 24 hours.


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    If its just a temporary setup you should be fine then.

    Good luck!
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    Pictures of my little Nepís pitchers.



    Trying to get better pics of the wings and peristome




    Younger pitcher


    Future pitcher




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    Was that an HCW or just a very nice looking leucophylla?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    Was that an HCW or just a very nice looking leucophylla?
    HCW Clone F. The adult plants are Mike Wangís. He sold me this youngster



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