Re: N. mirabilis under lights

From: Andrew Broome (
Date: Fri Sep 24 1999 - 15:40:57 PDT

Date: Sat, 25 Sep 1999 10:40:57 +1200
From: Andrew  Broome <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg3336$foo@default>
Subject: Re: N. mirabilis under lights

Michael said...

> > I have recently moved some of my Nepenthes from a windowsill to
> > under some flurescent lights. One is doing well, but the other one
> > is starting to go red on the leaves. This has never happened to me
> > before, so if someone could fill me in on what might be happening,
> > I'd appreciate it.
> My mirabilis growing under lights do the same thing,

Oddly enough, I've got a N. mirabilis echinostoma seedling in my lowland
tank, under fluorescent lights, and it perpetually looks very pale and
washed out with only a faint red flush to the pitchers. It's growing
right next to several forms of N. rafflesiana, N. x hookeriana etc all
of which have *very* good colour in the pitchers and nice dark green
leaves, some tinged with red.

Maybe N. mirabilis has different light requirements to the 'average' Nep?



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