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Hi, I recently ordered a bunch of nepenthes to get into the hobby. These are my first highland species (I have 4 hybrids and they're doing well). My delivery took a week and it was quite hot during that time. Most arrived in a very good state all bagged with a bit of sphagnum and paper towel but one bag already looked a bit poorly when they arrived and those 4 are now crashing hard. Within 12 h of potting them into 1:1 rinsed long fibre sphagnum : perlite and some bits of live sphagnum on top to hopefully have a nice cover at some point. I put them into a propagator to keep the humidity high, they turned darker (if they weren't already) and the leaves are quite soft. I now have two options (or more) 1. Leave them in the propagator with high humidity and fairly constant conditions but little air circulation. 2. Put them into my makeshift grow space that has a few fans and a humidifier that turns on every couple of minutes if the humidity drops under 65%. This has more air circulation but the conditions aren't as consistent as in the propagator and the humidity might be lower. I live in a loft so general temperatures are on the high side (27C-30C during the day and 18-21C during the night). They are under LED strips (20W Bridgelux eb slim gen 3 6.5K). My guess is that they had not enough water during the transport (the paper towel in this bag was quite dry compared to the others) and are now suffering. I am pretty worried they are not going to make it. I ordered a bunch and the others are doing ok (so far... ) but it would be nice not to lose them! Any tips would be much appreciated! Should I keep them on the dry side or on the damp side? High humidity or low humidity? Is there hope? Thank you!
Hello from Yorkshire! I've got a little collection of CPs including a VFT named Vinnie the Third that I've had for four years now. I've successfully grown sundews, VFTs and Sarracenia from seed. I've had a Nepenthes for about a year now that I bought in the hope that I could keep it alive and it's doing miraculously well so I'm going to try and grow a highland species of Nepenthes from seed in the next couple of weeks. Any advice for growing these from seed? Thank you in advance!
Hi everyone, I am Griff! I'm new to growing Carnivorous Plants, and I am interested in growing Nepenthes. I just got my first CP on Wednesday, a Nepenthes x. 'Ventrata', at my local greenhouse. Can't wait to learn more about growing this wonderful plant. Can't wait to hear from you guys.