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    N. maxima -Ok for windowsill?

    I've mostly run out of space in my grow tent and heated lowland tank. I've seen some very nice maxima varieties available recently (Gunung Lumut-the false Eymae, and wavy leaf). I was wondering if these would be hardy enough as windowsill plants. My apartment conditions are pretty bad for most...
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    Terrarium Heating with Submersible Heaters

    I'm interested in setting up a terrarium for lowland Nepenthes, probably one of the larger exo-terra models. I already have an Intermediate/Highland grow-tent that does not receive supplemental heating. It averages daytime highs of 80 and nighttime lows of 60-65 without supplemental heating. I'm...
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    Hybrids with significant "hybrid vigor"

    Has anyone grown a Nepenthes hybrid with particularly strong "hybrid vigor", either faster growing than the parents, or more tolerant of conditions outside the preferred range of the parents? I have noticed this trait in some hybrids, but not in others. One example I can give from my own...
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    Minimum temps for lowlanders

    I grow a mixture of intermediates and lowlanders. In my grow tent, I get daily highs of 80, and lows from 60-65. Is this okay for most lowlanders? I know of some lowland species, like N. bicalcurata, that really need intense heat, so I am avoiding those.
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    Where to Get Long-Fibered Sphagnum?

    I've had best results with using a LFS-based media for Nepenthes. So far, I have been buying the little ZooMed LFS bales, but I'm wondering if there is a better source cost and quality-wise. The ZooMed LFS is okay, but it tends to have a more "crumbly" texture than I'd like, and it takes a long...
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    N. spathulata and hybrids

    I am interested in getting a N. spathulata and some spathulata hybrids from a local nursery, but I am not sure I have the proper growing conditions. 9-10 months a year, I have intermediate-highland temps, with daytime highs of 80f and nights at 60f, in mid-summer, though, I get lowland temps...
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    Growing Nepenthes in pure sphagnum

    I will be re-potting my Nepenthes soon because most of them are showing high pH stress from back before I got my water pH under control by using RO water and additional treatment with hydroponic pH-down solution. Is there any disadvantage (besides cost) to just growing everything in long-fibered...
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    Update on grow-tent (day/night temp. range)

    I've had my Nepenthes grow tent up for a couple weeks, and I have been recording the day/night temperature to get a feel for what conditions I get with no supplemental heating/cooling. I've been recording the min/max temps for each day, as well as the % humidity (I addressed this in another...
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    temperature for N. peltata

    When I visited a local nursery, they had some really nice N. peltata seedlings for a low price. To my knowledge, N. peltata grows at an elevation of 800-1600M in the wild, and I have heard before that it grows well as an intermediate. My growing area gets daily highs of 85-90f and nights between...
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    Humidity too low in grow tent

    A couple weeks ago I set up a large (2.5ft wide x 5ft long x 7.5ft tall) grow tent in my apartment for lowland Nepenthes and picked up my exotica plants preorder (~20 plants) from a local nursery here in the northeast. I use an 8-tub, 4ft. long T5 HO fixture, and my light levels and temperature...
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    N. x "Hopeful Monsters"

    Mystery N. merrilliana hybrids (sold as N.'Hopeful Monsters' by a certain Nepenthes nursery in Hawaii) have been around for several years now. I am a huge fan of N. merrilliana crosses, so if anyone has pics, I would be very curious to see how they are turning out! From talking with the nursery...
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    Nepenthes kampotiana "dormancy"

    I recently received a small N. kampotiana plant that was just coming out of "dormancy", with several basals growing from the rootstalk. I had observed the same plant at a nursery a couple months back. The plant appeared suddenly "crash" and die suddenly. I had heard of this species going through...
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    Nepenthes veitchii care

    While I am mainly interested in hybrids, N. veitchii is probably my favorite of the "pure species" and one I am very interested in growing successfully. A nursery only a couple miles away has several varieties available, N. veitchii "highland" from Bareo and Hose Mtns. locations, N. veitchii...
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    T5-HO tubes for nepenthes tank

    I will be getting one of the Exo-Terra Extra Wide/Extra Tall tanks (36" length, 18" width, 36" height) and I was wondering how many T5-High Output fluorescent tubes I should use for lighting. I've been looking at a 2 foot long, 4-tube fixture from a local hydroponics supply place. The fixture...
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    looking for N. bokorensis, have hybrids available

    I've been looking for N. bokorensis for a while now, but I have not seen any available at the usual places I get Nepenthes from. PM me if you are interested in any of the plant I have available for trade. Plants Available for Trade: N. x 'Caesarion' - (veitchii x (merrilliana x truncata) N. x...
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    Transplant Shock

    I got a fairly large (18") Nepenthes x 'Medusa' (bellii x sibuyanensis) in the mail a couple months ago. The plant looked absolutely pristine when I received it in the mail, but the entire plant shriveled up dramatically about 12 hours after being potted up. The next day, I moved it to the...
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    Temperature range/conditions for Heliamphora

    In general, what is an acceptable temperature range for most Heliamphoras? I have seen a lot of contradictory information out there. Some growers state that night temps of 45f-55f are absolutely mandatory, while recently I have seen a lot of growers having success with constant room temps...
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    Tank size for N. merrilliana

    A local Nepenthes grower offered to help me build a lowland tank for my apartment. This was something I had planned on doing for a while, but until now I didn't have access to the tools I would need. I want to use the tank to grow several very large lowland Nepenthes, particularly N. merrilliana...
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    Impurities in greenhouse watering system

    I keep my carnivorous plants in some spare space in a propagation greenhouse at the University I attend. The plants are all watered (by the greenhouse manager) through a fertigation system which delivers water soluble fertilizer through the irrigation system. My plants are on one of the "Do Not...
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    N.sibuyanensis growers, what works for you?

    A local nursery just got some N. sibuyanensis seedlings in, and I've been interested in getting one to grow myself. I have heard that N. sibuyanensis can be a difficult grower for some, and seems to have specific requirements in terms of media, humidity, and light. I have also heard that it is...
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