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    Hey guys
    I just recieved my N. veithcii today. I was wondering what condition is best for it? I was planning on growing it in 100% LFS for the soil, but i am not really about the temp. and humidity.

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    We can go for days without food, but we can't pass 5 minutes without air. REMEMBER TO BREATH!!!

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    Veitchii has a broad altitudinal distribution, so you may need to give more specific information in relation to your particular variant to get accurate information. However, LFS is fine for nearly all Nep species as a medium. Humidity-wise, veitchii from higher elevations tolerates lower humidity, but lowland variants need much higher humidity in my experience. All variants can be grown as intermediates.
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    Standard lowland conditions for the lowland variation.
    Standard highland conditions for the highland variation.

    Intermediate conditions should work for both.


    Humidity 50% or above if you can manage. 70% or so would be great.
    Update: Parents convinced to allow me to keep greenhouse heated over winter. Most species will not be lost. Too lazy to update growlist.

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    Sorry about the missing information. The N. veitchii was a lowlander. I was wondering about the fact that u said "all Nep can be grown as an intermediate." Could u give a me a number for the intermediate conditon?

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    Ah, it's a lowlander. Well that should be around mid 67-76 at night, and mid 85 or above during the daytime.

    Iono what intermediate conditions are, exactly.
    Update: Parents convinced to allow me to keep greenhouse heated over winter. Most species will not be lost. Too lazy to update growlist.

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    Huy, my comments were just about veitchii being able to be grown as an intermediate. Lowland variants are not extreme lowlanders, and the highland variants are found at more intermediate altitudes, so both "lowland" and "highland" veitchii can be grown as intermediates. I've found the lowland species less forgiving of cool temps than the highland one is of warm temps. Neither variant is fast growing, but the lowland variant, in my conditions at least, is slower than the highland one.

    Intermediate conditions are around 25 - 30 degrees centigrade during the day, and around 17 - 22 C at night.

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    i have a nice one! a veitchii lowlander x highlander!
    (these are pics of when i first got it, looks diff. now)



    although probably intermediate i grow this one as a highlander!
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    Thnx guys for the tips. U guys r great. I have read somewhere on that due to its hairiness of the leaves and pitcher, it can tolerates hiland conditions. It is this true?
    We can go for days without food, but we can't pass 5 minutes without air. REMEMBER TO BREATH!!!

    Trouble breathing? Let me know.

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