Nepenthes humidity question

From: Adao Pereira (
Date: Sun Jan 17 1999 - 15:39:32 PST

Date: Sun, 17 Jan 1999 23:39:32 -0000
From: "Adao Pereira" <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg125$foo@default>
Subject: Nepenthes humidity question

Hello, all!

I've got a problem concerning one of my Nepenthes: when it was young, I
planted it in my terrarium. What I didn't know at that time is that they
grow very much (I was a newbie to CPs), and now it doesn't fit in there
anymore (in width and height). To solve this problem, I thought about one
solution: I'd open a hole in the terrarium's lid and let the plant continue
growing outside it. But there's a big difference in humidity in and out...
How would the plant react? The base of the plant (the first 50 cm) are
still in a very humid environment, but the rest would grow in room
atmosphere (it is still humid, though).
Are there any ideas about this? Or I'll have to cut the plant?

BTW, I germinated some Darlingtonia seeds in 30 C and the seedlings (kept
at the same temperature) are doing apparently well (and they're growing
much faster than others kept at 18 C). I heard that these plants hate heat.
Should I decrease the temperature?

Thanks for your advices,

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