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    I'd like to give my mother a nep that she can keep outside. It can either go in a pot in the ground, or as a hanging plant. Houston's monthly rainfall is between 3 and 5.5 inches, and its temperature range throughout the year is about 40 to 97, though of course some days are a little colder, and some are a little hotter. Are there any neps (including hybrids of course) that can withstand these conditions?
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    Whoa, that's a pretty big spread of temps, 97 being kinda brutal for any Neps I'm familiar with.. could she grow it as a hanging windowsill plant?
    I'd suggest Sarr's for outside in that environment.
    I think maybe Miranda's might be a good hybrid who get quite big and are readilly available at a large size.
    Maybe something like Red Leopard? 97 is probly too hot for it tho.
    Ventrata seems to be a bomb-proof hybrid that's readilt available at a good size and pretty cheap too.
    Anybody else have some ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (quogue @ Nov. 17 2006,1:04)]Ventrata seems to be a bomb-proof hybrid that's readilt available at a good size and pretty cheap too.
    Agreed.
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    i dont know if 97 would be too bad though, if the nep was naturally slowed acclimated to it. I kept Pasian highland truncata and petiolata outside this summer in Lubbock, with every day being triple digits and humidity lower than 30% for a month or two with no ill effects.

    Thanks for the suggestions guys..if anyone else has any, lets hear em.

    I might give her a ventrata AND a sarracenia...or a miranda, as mine isn't doing anything
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    97 probly isn't too bad for Lowlanders and tolerant hybrids, but I can be a chicken with my precious Neps...
    & come to think of it, that was around the high temp for my Lowland tank this summer... duh on me
    My Ventricosa Red is pretty much indestructable too..
    A Raffle might be down with those conditions, provided it's taken inside for the winter

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    Have you looked at Neps Around the House? That's the place to go for outdoor Nep culture tips. I bet there are plenty of plants you can grow outdoors, if you acclimate them first.
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    Hmm...I might just sink a lowland pot into the ground and tell her to dig it up and bring it inside in the winter. I don't houstons humidity ever goes below 50, and in the summer its usually around 85% or so, so i'm sure a lowlander could work
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