Re: Orchids and CP

Michael Novar (
Fri, 16 Dec 1994 07:00:35 -0500 (EST)

Noticed your post that you grow Orchids. Would you like an email copy of
our flask and Orchid supply catalog.

> Just a quick reply to Trisha's question. I am successfully growing both
> orchids and carnivorous plants in the same area. The lighting and
> humidity works great for both. All I do is have each pot sitting in a
> separate dish. The orchids I keep dry, the CP's I sit in water.
> Usually, I wait until the saucer is almost dry and then fill it
> full for the CP's. This seems to work great for VFT, and Drosera. I
> expect that the pitcher plants require more water than that though.
> Currently the plants are in a south window. I will getting a
> metal halide light fixture, humidifier, and fan in the basement this
> Springs for both types of plants. By the way, my cephalotus is about 3
> years old. It's largest pitchers are only about 3/4", the smallest are
> eraser size. It has never flowered. I keep the ground damp but not wet.
> Humidity in the area varies from 40-50%. Is there anything I should
> change? I want higher humidity but am not able to in a windowsill area.
> Welcome to the group Trisha.
> John