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carnivorous plants

This is a discussion on carnivorous plants within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; Its not about Sun and shade, its about humidity. Given constant very high 70 to ...

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    Its not about Sun and shade, its about humidity. Given constant very high 70 to 80% humidity, your plants will produce pitchers. Another reason for pitcher shrivelling can be fertilizer, the plants catch insects to supplement the rather poor water and soil conditions in thir native habitat , if you fertilize them they do not need to catch the insects. And lastly try Nepenthes ventricosa and Nepenthes alata they have been doing great for the past two years in Pune.
    Also if they are Highlanders like rajah, lowii etc... they are just going to die in the
    lowlands. However, there are some highlanders that does quite well in the lowlands such
    as ventricosa, truncata, copelandii etc. Just make sure you give them high humidity.
    Also a nightly shower can help them keep cool during the night... I do these for all my
    highlanders.

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    What is the Pinguicula with the bluish flower and a lot of "dew"? I have some other Pinguicula species and hybrids and a few Droseras. no more gnats flying around.

    But that one that you have with droplets of dew almost like a drosera... i am interested.
    Is that one a mexican specie?
    no rest?
    where do you grow them? are you in the USA?
    great photos!
    thanks
    stefano

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    I have a hybrid of Nepenthes Ventricosa. I mist it with water along with my orchids daily. I may have to look at the fertilizer part, as it gets NPK along with my orchids every week or so (the vendor mentioned that I need to fertilize it regularly, as it would not be able to catch insects as per its requirement in our local conditions and that is what he does as well).

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    Some beautiful Neps and Pings you have there! Never had much luck with Pings myself, unfortunately.

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    stefpix,
    That is Pinguicula gypsicola.
    It's kinda hard to find someplace selling them.
    Nepenthes are easy as long as you buy the right one for your conditions.
    The Nepenthes in the 3rd pic is N. "Miranda" a nice and easy to find Nep. I don't keep the humidity high here, but they do grow pitchers better during the humid summer months here in Maine.

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    satishsherikar, Don't fertilize the nep you have as much.
    I grow all mine indoors and only fertilize 1/4 strength every 1-2 months.
    this keeps them pitchering and growing well. They aren't heavy feeders.
    Also they don't need really High humidity, mine are grown at 30-50% during the winter.
    Keep in mind these are vines and will grow out with some time.
    A pic of some nep vines

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