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How big does nepenthes ampullaria cultivars get

PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:36 pm
by Carnivorous Alex
I was wondering if they can outgrow a 20 gallon fish tank converted into a tropical terrarium


Also how can you replicate hot days we keep the house at 72 day and night

Re: How big does nepenthes ampullaria cultivars get

PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:18 pm
by Nepenthes_Lover
I don’t know my Sanguinea is pretty small lol but it might take long for it to reach that big.

Here a pic: https://ibb.co/S3dCNyN

I bought it from Sarracenia Northwest it’s pretty cheap.

Re: How big does nepenthes ampullaria cultivars get

PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:50 pm
by -twillyranger-
To my knowledge ampullarias can get large but their vines can be cut back to keep the plant compact. To keep a terrarium warm I would use a heat pad of some sort placed below the tank to raise the temperature.

Re: How big does nepenthes ampullaria cultivars get

PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:03 am
by Carnivorous Alex
So maybe like a hex tank that is taller than wide

I have limited room space though sad to say

Re: How big does nepenthes ampullaria cultivars get

PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:48 pm
by KategoricalKarnivore
N. ampullaria can grow 30+ feet tall. Here is mine in a tall 6 sided tank. It’s the plant on the bottom left. It will outgrow this tank in a couple years probably.

Re: How big does nepenthes ampullaria cultivars get

PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:05 pm
by Fieldofscreams
Nepenthes are vines, they will pretty much grow forever until you cut them down.