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    Yep, like Dustin says.. they need warm days in the 80's to keep growing well all year.
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    Lets put it this way. We must compensate when unfavorable weather threatens. Temperatures outside are easily in the upper 20's. I must compensate at night by bumping the greenhouse nocturnal temp to around 52F which means a 32F difference. In the day, if I'm lucky I will only have to raise the greenhouse 10-15degrees because if the sun shines, I only have to raise the temp up from whatever the sun will give me. If its a cloudy day I'm pumping out a 30 degree difference on average. Photoperiod I have no control over, its too expensive to mass light the greenhouse, and quite impractical.

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    mine also slowdown but hasnt stop pitchering due to cold temps just my problem is humidity.... just my two cents
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    I am one degree off the equator. Days are gloomy but the plants at my balcony are pitchering. Except for N.x"Miranda" and N.maxima x ventricosa. I reckon the 'maxima' part needs more light since these two are the only ones to enjoy the direct sunlight during the super hot months of June and July. The lowlanders have slowed down a little in terms of growth.

    I remember going to look at the neps in the nature reserves and not finding as many 'rafflesiana plants' as during the warmer months. In the forest, rafflesiana look like any other plants without their humongous pitchers. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
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    From my point of view, what let Nepenthes pitchering is the amount of light and not the temperature.( see villosa and other ultra highland neps.).
    My girlfriend did succed to let pitchering also in December and January Nepenthes rafflesiana and Nepenthes sanguinea.
    If you have collocated the Neps. close to a window facing to south it will become a reality.Some nepenthes will continue to pitcher as well,even more slow due light intensity and lower temperatures.
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