My windowsill nepenthes


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With winter coming and the sarras all brown in the greenhouse, I still have the tropicals to keep me happy. Here, I'll show off some of my best Nepenthes that I grow in my windows.

You've already met my wonderful mini maxima in another thread:

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My pride and joy, N. hamata. It has grown at a reasonable speed but has been attacked by spider mites over the last couple of years. I recently eliminated them and it has started to produce great pitchers again.

It has also formed 3 basal shoots.

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The pitchers are about 15cm high

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My N. platychila has also done very well - each subsequent pitcher is bigger and although it grows slowly, it has never presented any problems.

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This is it a few months back when it had more pitchers:

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N. burbidgeae - sometimes gets sulky, but when it does pitcher it does so impressively!

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N. gymnamphora. This likes its humidity.

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N. x (adnata x ventricosa), a seedling with potential.

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N. x Predator. The pitcher is about 20cm tall. This plant has also produced about 5 basal plants. This should be good to see it grow.

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There are some I haven't included as well but those are for another time.

Hope you enjoy.

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they look good James,do you find they stop pitchering this time of year due to not much sun,and do you have any problems with summer heat through the glass,also what kind of humidity do your plants receive ,i grow a couple in a southern window and plan to place some more there next spring,cheers

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Thanks Aymeric!

they look good James,do you find they stop pitchering this time of year due to not much sun,and do you have any problems with summer heat through the glass,also what kind of humidity do your plants receive ,i grow a couple in a southern window and plan to place some more there next spring,cheers

Some stop pitchering, however some actually keep going through the winter - I think its the low winter sun that helps.

I don't know the humidity but I would make a guess at 40-50%. Though that could be wrong.

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