Christopher Creel (
Tue, 14 Feb 1995 18:26:13 -0500 (EST)

> N. rafflesiana needs really warm sweaty conditions to pitcher well. At
> the U.W. greenhouse, most of the Nepenthes species are grown in the open
> but N. rafflesiana consistently refuses to pitcher if it is not in the
> hot mist tent.

Ahhh, Mother Nature is so surprising. I am currently growing my
N.rafflesiana, my most favorite of the Nepenthes, in a Phototron where
the humidity is about 40% (same as the house). It pitchers well and
grows like a weed. The one thing it hates is to have inconsistant
watering routines. I have to keep it consistantly wet all the time,
otherwise the traps die (quickly). It responds very well to Superthrive
and a 1/8 teaspoon of Miracid mper gallon of water fertilizing every two