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feeler thread: how difficult is it to keep a northiana alive?

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I have heard that for a lowlander this little guy is quite particular.....how bad is it? also is it a transitional plant? meaning easy to keep alive until it gets bigger? I like the looks of it but do not like wasting money. lol.
 

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This is my favorite species....and I can only keep them alive for a few months...I have since given up on growing it. I'm not entirely sure as to why, as I have grown them in a few different ways, and they seem to grow for a while, then quickly decline.
 
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It's not too bad.
Just give it high humidity, LL temps, and natural sunlight and it'll do fine.
Mine is growing and pitchering just like any other nep.

I used kind of a chunky mix for this species.
3:2:1:1:1:1

Orchid bark, charcoal, LFS, perlite, peat, sand with a thin sandy peat top layer.
 
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hmm definitely something to keep in mind should a price effective opportunity arise but will not go out of my way just yet.
 
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