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    I plan on making a purchase of probalby 2-3 neps.. I was thinking along the line of

    Nepenthes tobaica
    Nepenthes lowii
    Nepenthes diatas

    Would they be good highlanders for an intermediate grower?

    Any sudgestions, I know that lowii is a little bit moister but does that count as a humidity?

    What about N diatas or N tobaica?

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    I don't know about any of those but I wish you good luck on all of them, especially the N. lowii, because it has the best upper pitchers ever!!!!

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    All highlanders can be grown as intermediates and do absolutely fine, but they will just grow slower than they would if given optimal conditions. They will be fine, at least in the short term, as intermediate growers. I cannot say if they are still good to go as intermediates after about 1 yr, as that is where my personal experience cuts off.

    N. tobaica will do fine in any conditions pretty much. Its got an alt. range of 950 to 2750m.

    For all of these, keep your humidity above 70%, trying to go more towards 100% at night.

    If you're growing it in a terrarium or greenhouse, lowii should be fine, but I have serious reservations about putting it outside or in a windowsill
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    Well the place I keep them it gets about mid 60's in the winter and mid 70's in the summer... so its allways very cool, but I dont have much of a temperature fulxuation. I would probably guess its about 40-50%humidty (if that)... and im going to be building a terrium for them. so that should nock it up to about 60-70% humidty?

    I grow them under artificial lights and in the basement.

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    N. diatas may be more temperamental for you in those mild conditions. N. lowii should be ok. N. tobiaca will be a weed in most any conditions!

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    Well I suspect the lights to add some heat so it will jump hopefully just 5-10 degree's (hopefully not to much other wise ill have to devise a ventilation system.. probalby a small computer fan)

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    Temperature fluctuation isn't as important as all around preferential temps. Highlanders experience nights in the 50s/60s, and will be absolutely fine if left at those temps indefinitely. The reason they need this is to undergo certain biological processes that can only occur at those lower temps. The reason there is a temp fluctuation is because of the sun being out, blah blah blah. Lights will add probably 10, so if you're adamant about the fluctuation, that will take care of it
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    heres what to do!! during the night...put a frozen water bottle in your terrarium!
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