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Name: Jared Nicholes
Nampa, Idaho
Apr 10, 2017 4:51 PM CST
Hi Everyone.

I haven't posted on this topic in a LONG time. I just have a question concerning something I want to get back into.

I used to own TONS of carnivorous plants, as some know. I used to have a Nepenthes, a Sarracenia, a Venus Fly Trap, and a Sundew. They all died years ago due to dormancy problems and/or humidity problems. I want to get back into it for two reasons. First reason is that we have an insect problem at my house. Second reason, its fun!

My question is this, Is there a Nepenthes that tolerates low humidity? I am just curious. I know the requirements for the other plants.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Apr 10, 2017 5:38 PM CST
Maybe this will help answer your questions:

Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

Name: Jared Nicholes
Nampa, Idaho
Apr 10, 2017 5:43 PM CST

@Daisyl, Thanks for the link, I will look over it.

Carnivorous plants are fun, I used to own a lot.

Name: Bill Nelson
Corvallis Oregon (Zone 8a)
Jun 13, 2017 12:30 AM CST
Yes, Sarracenia Northwest has some great information. Their DVDs are great. They also have a lot of informational Utube posts.

All the Neps will tolerate low humidity just fine. But if you want to keep it a bit higher than the room ambient level, set the pot on a tray of gravel with the water level just a bit below the surface of the gravel. It will increase the humidity around the plants quite a bit.

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