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By ChefDean
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I received a Ventricosa as a gift last year. Nice plant, 2 growth points, robust pitchers. I received it a little late in the year, so I only had it outside for about a month before I felt it might be getting too cold for it. It's looking to stay above 50°F for the foreseeable future, and I want to put it outside to gain the benefit of direct light, bugs, etc.
Is 50°F warm enough for this guy? Or maybe bring him in at night until it stays warmer?
Thanks for your 2 cents worth.
By ChefDean
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Joined:  Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:44 am
Thanks for that link, it shows exactly what you said. The plant will benefit more from me waiting for staying above at least 55°F, if not 60°F.
I appreciate the info.
By oval
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Also, moving it back and forth, it may have to readjust each time to the new environment.
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By Nepenthes0260
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If it's staying above 50, gets a good amount of light, and doesn't stay too wet, it will definitely be fine. My Nepenthes greenhouse can get down to 50 in the winter and they don't mind it at all. Just don't let them get down below 50 for long periods of time, except if it's an UHL nep like aristo or villosa. And don't keep them too wet, or else they may rot.
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