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First bical pitcher opened last night

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Damn! that's a good looking pitcher....Now I want to own one

Problem with bicals is they get big, very big and they're lowlanders and they like sunshine. You either need to heat a greenhouse to a decent temperature all winter or build yourself a 1-2 m diameter terrarium...

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Problem with bicals is they get big, very big and they're lowlanders and they like sunshine. You either need to heat a greenhouse to a decent temperature all winter or build yourself a 1-2 m diameter terrarium...

 

I'm aware of the "issues" with the bicals and most of the lowlands nad that's why I'm keeping myself to the highlands/intermediates :cray: It's a shame 'cos I like the looks of bicals and ampullarias

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Thanks everyone!

 

I am fortunate enough to live in Texas where it is very hot the majority of the year so Lowlanders love to grow here.

 

 

But, as long as your temps do you not drop below 18C at night and can exceed 26C during the day, most lowland plants will still grow for you. They just might not grow as quickly. Plus, Fluorescent lights usually give off enough heat to keep them warm enough during the day and they do just fine. Mist them a couple times a day for humidity too.

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Has it lost a tooth ? :laugh1:  Or is it just obscured by the tendril ?

Bicals are probably one of my favourite nepenthes, i just wish i could grow lowlanders :sad:

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Here is the updated pic where you can see both fangs :) Humidity is dropping below 50% outside so I brought her back in and put her in the tank. 

 

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The humidity in the tank rarely drops below 60%.. only when the moss surrounding all of the pots starts drying.. But, I have a humidifier and keep the most fairly moist. It averages probably 70%

 

all of my plants have been moved outside now and they are getting between 50-99%... The bical seems to thrive in what ever I put it in. The newest leaf is tipping the scales at 21" long without the tendril.... Gonna get huge fast!

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