Thanks to many of you, my obsessive perfectionism has been sated. I have finally been able to get an estimate as to how my grow-rack and situation will look like. However, I know Highland/Intermediate Nepenthes should do alright in this type of situation, as well as Cephalotus [well, it should, I mean, I grew one for two years in a Wisconsin windowsill where it got freezing temps and then scorching in the summer and it loved it, flowering and growing rapidly] and possibly Heliamphora [I'll try it sometime down the line].
I want some Dews to go with it. I've only grown D. capensis, really, I've had many types of VFT's, several Pings, a few Neps and a lot of Sarras, but, never have I tried Drosera extensively. I may have had a few D. filiformis, but, that's it.
What kind of Drosera might fit into this category and be fine with its Nepenthes brethren? I've done some research and found a few plants, but, really, the list is still rather small and I'd like some advice from anyone experienced with Drosera.
What my situation will be:
Humidity: 60-80% Humidity day and night, 70-75% or so average most likely
Summer daytime: Up to 80F [average of low to mid 70's]
Summer nighttime: Down to 60F [average of lower to mid 60's, I like to sleep in the coolness so most likely lower though]
Spring Daytime: Probably a solid 65-75F [70F would be it 99% of the time, it'll probably hover around 68-72F without a lot of variation]
Spring Nighttime: 55F to 60F
Fall Daytime: Up to 75F [average of 68-72F]
Fall Nighttime: Down to 55F [average of 60F]
Winter Daytime: Up to 70F [average of 66-70]
Winter Nighttime: 50F to 60F [possibly slightly colder, but, I'll try to maintain in the 50's, I like to sleep in 20F in the winter, it's such a nice feeling, but, I can easily do 50's as well]
Brightness: 4x T8 Fluorescent Bulbs [around 40 watts each, 6000K Lighting] on each rack [there will probably be around 4 racks?]
The Drosera must also not need a winter dormancy, mainly, what I mean is it can't really be a temperate species. I have no way to overwinter them.
These are rough estimates. There will be a temp drop of at least 7F at night, in the winter the temp drop will be a bit more dramatic, in the Fall it will be a little less pronounced, in the summer/spring it will be about even since Spring is emerging from Winter and it's still a little chilly and in the summer I have the power of an Air Conditioner.
This sounds like sketchy conditions, I believe D. aliciae, D. capensis [obviously lol], and even D. adelae [possibly? I think it may be a bit too cool though], D. regia [again, might be a bit too cool but some sources say it would be fine, I've often wanted to try out a regia!] might be suitable. What others? Is this unsuitable for any Drosera? I kind of want an extensive Drosera collection as well, so, I'll be a bit bummed if my choices are extremely limited!
P.S. I can always make a terrarium with lights and put Drosera in there, it wouldn't cost a lot, but, some of the larger Drosera would be off limits, and I'm not a big fan of pygmies and would prefer not to grow them.
P.P.S. I forgot that even though many CPs go through a dormant period, not all are temperate, and some go through small dormancies when temps dip into the 40s and such, similar to my set up, in which case, they would be fine. Maybe I'm not so limited!
P.P.P.S. Would Byblis be off limits? If not, which species might do okay?