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    Hi,
    Need to ask some questions again:

    Ebeyonder: how is your N lowii getting along?
    the rest: has anyone tried growing N spathulata? Can it survive?

    If these 2 plants r ok to grow in S'pore, i'll intend to get them.

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    One leaf of my lowwi has turned completely black and the plant doesn't look like it's grown for more than a week. I don't hink they do well at all here, despite my earlier optimism.

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    Vistary, N. spathulata and N. lowii cannot be grown in Singapore, as they are both highland species.

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    yup, i know they r highland sp.
    but some ppl r able to grow them, juz like ventricosa [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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    I think N. ventricosa is probably a more adaptable highlander unlike N. lowii. It would probably be unwise to try most of the highlanders in SG unless you have a very cool growth chamber.

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    The problem is that ventricosa is more akin to an intermediate, so it can adapt to lowland conditions easily.

    N. spathulata is a true highlander, and N. lowii is an ultra-highlander, so not at all a good idea.

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    Would n.lowii do well here summer days 80-90 nights 60-70? And winter temps (on my windowsill) of 40 degrees?
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    Pond Boy,
    They might, though 40 sounds a bit low. Lowii can stand a month or two of having not-so-cool nights, but it really likes cool nights (50's). I would recommend that you get your feet wet with some more forgiving highlanders to first, then graduate to lowii. They also require (so I have read) high humidity, and aren't that forgiving where that is concerned.
    That's my strategy. I sowed lowii seeds about 3 weeks ago, and it will be my first attempt at growing it.
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