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    I was thinking of getting an N. tentaculata, the purple form. I was wondering if anybody grows this plant and could tell me the conditions that it prefers. Would it do ok in a terrarium with about 40-60% humidity in the day and 70-75% humidity at night with temps around 70-75 at night, 75-80 in the day? I know that it's a highlander, so I don't know if it'll do ok.

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    I want one too. I've asked about it here but I also got nothing. They are hard and expensive though.

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    Generic conditions for tentaculata are hard to give. It is widespread, found at lowland altitudes to ultra-highland altitudes, so will need the relevant conditions from where it was collected. It is generally not a difficult species, although I've found most forms not to like low humidity, and the Sulawesi form from Malesiana succumbs to fungal infections more than other species.
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    where they are found at altitude 1710 metres in one of the mts here,tentaculata were generally found,with their shallow roots, embedded in the live sphagnum moss.Temp range from day to night 18C-24C. I cannot locate the correct disc at the moment but i will post once it is found

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    I didn't realize that it was so hard to grow. I just read in the SG that Pete can grow them well in terrariums. Is there any other small-growing Nep that can grow in the conditions that I provided?

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    Tentaculata are not hard to grow, it's just that they need high humidity to pitcher well. There are lowland forms, intermediate forms and highland forms. I've grown several highland forms from seed and have found them easy and fast growers. However, it is the only species I've seen killed by fungal infections (prob. colletotrichum) whereas other species will merely get spotty leaves and slow down a bit.
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    Would 50-60% be considered "high" humidity? Are speckled forms highland or lowland?

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    Are "speckled" and "purple" the same? I want the darker kind, the gray/purple one.

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