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By RL7836
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I currently have a pitchering N. maxima, Cephalotus, U. longifolia, U. praelonga & U. tricolor growing on a windowsill in the low winter humidity we have in the northeast US. No issues. As long as the plants are acclimated, many can handle the conditions...
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By jht-union
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#84567
bananaman wrote:It looks like this:
IMG_3098,a.jpg

:)

I have my Nepenthes maxima there.

:D


Note: the nep is on a wooden pedastal now.
Holy, it looks great, congrats!! it looks really happy even with the low humidity as some of you say, how old is it?
By victor
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#84657
All carnivorous plants can adapt to low humidity very well if you
give them time and patience.
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By dantt99
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#84662
I disagree.

Some Nepenthes, Sundews, and other plants can't adapt to low humidity, otherwise they won't do well. A little over 50% do well with lower humidity (39%) but the others don't do well unless they have higher levels of humidity (50% +).
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By Daniel_G
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I'm with Dan,nepenthes need good humidity to grow well,no matter how much you try,some plants will never be able to grow well in low humidity
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By victor
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Well maybe I'm wrong but I saw of pictures of sarracenia, VFT, nepenthes, and tropical sundews growing in humidity levels of 20-30 percent. I could show you guys the link to the pictures if you want.
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By Matt
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#84742
victorcai wrote:Well maybe I'm wrong
Yes, you are wrong. There are many species of Nepenthes, Drosera, Heliamphora and other carnivorous plants that will not grow well in low humidity.
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By stitz25b
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very few plants need high humidity like heliamphora and lowland neps. all carnivorous plants (exept heli's and ll neps) dont ned humity. you could growthem in less than 10% humidity
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By Steve_D
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Grey wrote:(about Heliamphora) -- They MUST have very high humidity or they give up.
This is what I've read numerous times from various sources, so I was worried about growing Heliamphora here in the dry grassland plains of eastern New Mexico, where our summer heat is high and year-round humidity low.

However, I decided to try to grow them in these conditions, and while they do seem (judging by others' success) to grow more lushly, bigger or faster in higher humidity, they have adapted here so far by growing slowly and conservatively, spending more of their energy to produce a good root system (I discovered when I repotted them) which better hydrate the leaves in the low humidity. So while they may appear relatively stunted or miniature, they are proving to be more hardy than I thought.

I even place the Helis outside (of the greenhouse) on many days now where they are exposed to more direct sunlight, even less humidity and often a dry breeze. They're still growing! :-) One of the Heliamphora minor plants is even putting up a flower stalk in these conditions. I'm very happy to see that they are able to adapt to some degree to what we would normally think of as adverse conditions for them, if one is careful to allow them to do so slowly and comfortably.
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