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By yojee05
#76821
wow.. i should've browsed into the site more before posting my questions.. hehehe.. this is really great help for beginners like me!

manuhay! :) :)
#151358
Sorry about the potentially silly question, but what tendril end do I cut to remove a dead pitcher, the top end or the bottom one?

Never mind. I just answered my own question. If I cut the bottom end, most of the pitcher would still hand from the plant. Gee, the question was silly.
#191191
There's actually (believe it or not) 5 different elevations.

Ultralowland- 0-1600 FT Nepenthes Chang
Lowland- 1600-3280 FT Nepenthes Merrilliana
Intermediate- 3280-4921 FT Nepenthes Truncata
Highland- 4921-6561 FT Nepenthes Rajah
Ultrahighland- 6561-11,581 FT MAX Nepenthes Lamii

Hope this helps

Thanks
By Misshuezo
#312934
:?: greetings everyone! So I’m trying to care for my new pitcher plant! Been reading and recently found out that my North faced apartment doesn’t provide adequate sun for my plant. So I’m reading about these fluorescent lights and as I’m going to the stores to find them apparently they don’t sell fluorescent anymore ?? Is there another bulb that would provide the equivalent or do I need to find me some sort of illegal bulb dealer??
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By Shadowtski
#312952
Misshuezo wrote::?: greetings everyone! So I’m trying to care for my new pitcher plant! Been reading and recently found out that my North faced apartment doesn’t provide adequate sun for my plant. So I’m reading about these fluorescent lights and as I’m going to the stores to find them apparently they don’t sell fluorescent anymore ?? Is there another bulb that would provide the equivalent or do I need to find me some sort of illegal bulb dealer??
Greetings!
Welcome to the forum.
You'll find a lot of nice knowledgeable people here, and a few grumpy old farts, like me.

Illegal Bulb Dealer!!!
Brings to mind an image of a shady guy, in an alley, opening his trenchcoat with dozens of light-bulbs sewn into inner pockets.
Love it!

Lighting technology is advancing rapidly, these days.
Many growers are switching to LED lighting, myself included.
Depending on how much area you want to light, there are a lot of choices.
For one or two plants, simple LED replacement light bulbs are a good choice and they're cheap.
Two of them light up a 10 Gallon terrarium/aquarium.
They fit into existing light fixtures and sockets.
I place mine within six inches of the plants.
These are about $7 each.
Here's an example of the type I use:
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Philips-100 ... /206923041
LED tubes are available to replace T8 Flourescent tubes in existing fixtures and shoplights.
Two four foot tubes in a shoplight illuminate a one foot by four foot area. (Two 10 Gal. tanks, side by side)
These tubes are about $10 each.
Here's an example of some I use:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LA ... UTF8&psc=1

There are also nice grow lights that use Red and Blue LEDs, originally designed for growing recreational, illegal plants.
These are effective but the resultant light is ugly to human eyes.
Plants grown under these types of lights can produce some spectacular depths of color.
Here is the model I use for some of my Carnivorous Plants.
It costs about $75 or so and covers more than four square feet at a height of two feet.
https://www.amazon.com/MarsHydro-Spectr ... B00XC3LBI2

Sorry for being long-winded, but there is an unbelievable amount of choices for plant lighting.

Good growing,
Mike

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