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Bought from SNW late last year or early this year.  Growing like a weed! Some (? Tendrils?) But no pitchers are forming.

Watered only with distilled water from above - let water run through and sits in a bare remnant of water. 39w T5HO light a couple inches above. Room temp typically 73-76f. Humidity around 35.

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Hi Steve,

What's the photoperiod of your lights?  Put your lights on about a 13 hour day if their not already.  Also, a weak fertilizer about once every two weeks can help too.  Also try putting a pebble tray under your plants to help increase local humidity.  Putting other houseplants in the room can help too.  Just be cautious to watch for pests if you do that.

If you could find a way to combine window light with your T-5 set-up, that can help too.  Sometimes what happens it the lights produce bright localized light, but Nepenthes are big sprawling plants, so they don't get even coverage.  This is where combining with windows can help.

Let me know how it goes.

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest
http://www.growcarnivorousplants.com

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