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Thread: question conflicts b/t sarracenia NW and cp FAQ

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    Keep in mind where the advice is coming from. Sarracenia NW is trying to sell plants - not only that, but they specifically stock Neps that they believe will do well as houseplants, for their customers' ease-of-care. Their instructions pertain mostly to the plants they sell; they put a lot of work into choosing hardy varieties and hardening off their plants before sale, so I can pretty much assure you that the instructions on their website assume that you have a healthy, robust plant that is prepared for household conditions.
    Barry Rice is just a knowledgable grower with many other responisibilities who gets lots of emails saying, "Why is my plant dead!?!?!" Naturally, Barry's cultivation instructions tend to be a bit more conservative. :)
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    Dude I got all my neps by a east window and they are all pitchering and sending up new leaves. My humidity without the humidifier stays around 60% but at night when I turn it on it goes to around 85 and up.

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    Welcome to TerraForums. I have a lot of respect for the caresheets that SNW provides. I also grow my Neps (ventrata, Judith Finn, and Miranda) in a planter, right at the window sill. Here's some older pictures:






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    For me it all depends on different things. I've had some Neps grow great on a windowsill and horrible in a terrarium, and vice versa. I think most Neps can grow well as windowsill plants after an adjustment period, so it more depends on keeping all their other conditions good (water, light, temperature, etc.) and consistant rather than worrying about just the humidity being high.

    Just look at Elgecko's N. hamata. Who would have thought THAT plant could be grown as a windowsill plant? Not me!

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    So should I be screwing around with a humidifier at night?

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    I have very limited experience, but all my neps came from Sarr NW, which happen to be a sanguinea and a ventricosa, which I understand to be very harty plants. I have no problems on my windowsill in Atlanta GA so far. Let's see what the winter brings.

    Also, my plants grow in the A/C so I bet the humidity is lower than "ideal"
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