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    Help! How to grow ultra(true) highlander neps in Indianapolis

    Hi, dear friends,

    I'll move to Indianapolis soon. I am eager to know how to grow ultra- (true) highlanders there.

    I have the following highlander neps. Most of them are true highlanders.
    N.jamban, N.jacquelineae, N. eymae x jacquelineae, N. edwardsiana, N. hamata, N. macrophylla, N. x trusmadiensis, N. aristolochioides.

    I plan to grow them in a big terrarium (10-15 gallon) using artificial light. The only problem for me is how to cool it during the summer.

    Some cooling devices for green house is of course not suitable for my case. Please give me your suggestions. If you suggest some cooling devices, please tell me the full name and the selling link if possible. I will appreciate it very much.

    And I also hope you guys in Indianapolis can share your experience in growing neps (and cobra plants).


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    air condition the room

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    If you have a basement, you will likely be fine (a decent basement that is actually below ground level anyway). For high-light set-up in basement conditions see Av8tor1...

    Without basement, check out Swords setup...
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    Hmmm . . . Your best bet is indoors where you can control those conditions much easier. Especially if it is airconditioned.

    I grow my highlanders in my room, with no extra devices or anything. Just by taking advantage of the natural temps, and AC on hot days.

    Oh by the way. None of those are really Ultrahighlanders . . . the only true ones are N. villosa, N. lamii, and another uncommon nep. So you should be fine!
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    10-15 gallons is small. 50 gallons will last you longer.

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    i agree with wireman 10-15 is real small considering in a year one of those plants could outgrow the tank let alone all of them, i would suggest at least a 30 but that in the long run will be to small as well.

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    get a basement (mines always cold)

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    i keep mine in the basement and it does the trick for sure i noticed a change in growth within the first week after puting all my plants down there

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