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by The Audrey III » Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:02 pm

Hello, everyone. I'm most definitely a green bean in the world of carnivorous plants. I've owned plants for approximately 2.5 months now. My current plants are:
A 2 1/2 inch Nepenthes Attenboroughii
A 7.5 inch Nepenthes Palawanensis with peculiar teeth that may indicate a hybrid, or simply
4 Minuscule (1/8th an inch?) Nepenthes Lowii seedlings

I keep them in a 20 gallon terrarium connected to a misting machine. Now, I understand that I may have gone off the deep end a little bit starting off with a Nepenthes Attenboroughii as my first carnivorous plant, but I feel like I did a respectable amount of homework into keeping them before buying it and, well, it's by far my favorite looking species so I couldn't let the opportunity for a deal pass me by.

There's very little information on keeping the individual species online. From what I've seen in the very few posts concerning them, they're actually fairly hardy. I live in a very great place for temperature, and it never rises above 87 including the greenhouse effect. My misting machine is too strong to leave running (it makes the tank look like a cloud in 20 seconds) and I have no timers to regulate it short term. Therefore my humidity is controlled by myself. I turn it on for a little while periodically in order to make sure decent humidity levels are maintained. It's not a precise art, but it seems to work. To achieve the temperature drop Highland nepenthes desire I leave the terrarium open to the cool air from the window for about 10 minutes before resealing the top completely and leaving it close to the open widow. This seems to keep it about right. I keep the humidity high at night as well.

Thank you for reading over this, and I'm looking forwards to joining this community! If there's anything immediately wrong about what I'm doing or if you have questions, please don't hesitate to tell me.

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Re: Hello, world!

by Shadowtski » Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:06 pm

Welcome to the Forum.
You'll find a lot of growers here who are happy to help.
I mostly grow Drosera so I can't offer any opinions on Nepenthes cultivation.
Look around in the old posts here.
You may find some useful information.

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