New to nepenthes
Posted 19 July 2012 - 14:27 PM
I'm soon going to be recieveing an N Alata, and an N Talangensis. I understand these guys are tropical and don't require any dormancy. So I don't have a greenhouse or a cold room (Yet anyway!). So Where is the ideal situation for them? I have two south facing windows which get lots of sun (when its around), our kitchen window also gets the sun. Finally a couple of north facing windows - the bathroom, a bedroom and the living room. The living room probably gets the highest amount of natural sunlight.
Finally, should I put a little water in the pitchers when they arrive?
Posted 02 September 2012 - 08:57 AM
Posted 02 September 2012 - 12:36 PM
Do you know if this is a "real" Nepenthes alata. Nepenthes alata is a lowland tropical plant, needing temperatures 20-30°C, in complete contrast to Nepenthes talangensis which is a highland plant which will be happy at temperatures in the range 10-25°C with a temperature drop at night (although I've never grown this species is not sure if it has specific requirements). However I suspect your nepenthes alata might be Nepenthes ventrata, a hybrid between alata and ventricosa, and will therefore tolerate lower temperatures similar to Nepenthes talangensis.