Re: Houseplants

Bob Beer (
Wed, 30 Nov 1994 10:28:46 -0800 (PST)

On Wed, 30 Nov 1994, Walter Greenwood wrote:

> >
> > Have any of you out there had success with growing a Nepenthes in a
low > > humidity environment (30-50 percent)? > > > I am growing Nepenthes
maxima and x curtisii in my living room, and both are pitchering just
fine. They are in a big east window. The thing that held them back was
more acclimation to the new pots than anything else. They pitchered
through our dry summer, and even though things are wet outside now, the
heating system keept the air pretty dry. I have them potted in bark
"interfilled" with sphagnum moss and sphagnum over the top about an inch
thick. I keep this moistened all the time, and I think the extra humidity
from this might help. I have heard that N. ventricosa is also very easy
this way, but I can't seem to grow this plant, and nobody can figure out
why. Others in Seattle seem to have great success with it.