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

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    Ok, I just joined terraforums about seven minutes ago because I have this burning question to ask! I just finished reading "The carnivorous plant FAQ" online--but some information conflicts with the care sheets on sarracenia northwest. Can I actually grow a species like "Nepenthes alata x (alata x ventricosa)" on a windowsill that provides "direct morninng sun"?
    Or will it (nepenthes in general) according to "The Carnivorous Plant FAQ" grow better in a terrarium?

    The windowsill option would be a lot less more humid
    and if I took the terrarium approach I could place in a fan to have air circulation, mist a lot to have high humidity, and good growing lights

    which option is more optimal for the best growth?

    thanks a ton!
    -Chefdjc

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    you can grow Ventricosa, Ventrata(ventricosa x alata), Khasiana, Gracilis, Maxima(possible), Sanguinea, Spathulata(possible and gets very large), x Rokko and x Emmarene are all good candidates for a windowsill. personally i grow Ventrata and ventricosa outdoors in a hanging basket shaded by the leaves of its tree but i also have a TC mutant nep indoors on a window sill. right now for me terrariums are just to hard to keep up. humidity is a big part in getting the plant to make pitchers but the main thing is light. if you give good light then your plants will succede!
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    Welcome to the forums

    Actually both sites are correct. You can grow some Neps on a windowsill but all of them will grow better in a terrarium/greenhouse. It is all a matter of degrees.

    FWIW I grow a number of Neps on the windowsills here at my lab and most do great after they settle in. I also grow some outside in direct sunlight at my house and I have yet another batch growing in my crawlspace under lights.
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    Thanks both to you so much!
    Now I can order some plants from online!
    (from trusted sites, Of course!)
    I am going to visit the sarracenia in Oregon someday



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    to a nepenthes, a windowsill can be like a desert and a terrarium like a jungle.

    which would you rather live in? jungle for me!

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    Hey, if you have a good windowsill, and reasonably humid conditions, you can grow neps like crazy. Here's my windowsill nep setup, where I have a N. hirsuta x veitchii, and a N. ventricosa that share a single pot:


    And here's a closeup of a N. hirsuta x veitchii upper:


    These get only an hour or two of semi-direct sunlight a day, bt once they settled in, they grow like crazy. They slow down a lot in winter, however, when they get almost no direct light.

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    Right but keep in mind that this is different from place to place. My conditions in Belgium are not the same as the conditions in California or Hong Kong. During the day nobody is home down here, then temps in winter go below 15C inside the house, not ideal...

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    you are so lucky to live in san fran! i DREAM of living there.

    i gotta get out of georgia pronto!

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