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    Highland temperatures.

    Dont know if I have posted this here. But anyway I didnt get any answers.
    So Ill ask here.
    Will 58F be enough cooling for highland nepenthes such as lowii and for plants at that same elevation?

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    Yes, that temperature should be fine if you have the other proper variables for humidity, potting media, light, etc. I have an N. lowii growing in that temperature range, but the temperature range is just one of the factors.

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    58F is a bit on the warm side, but remember if you can get all the variables of a Nepenthes cultivation right or ideal, then one variable can be less than ideal for successful culivation. That would probably be alright for N. lowii as it is less picky.

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    Ok thx alot.
    Well those temperatures will be in summer time.
    Maybe a bit hotter such as 64F
    Though in winter I can lower the temps to 50F.
    So it will be about 5 months with warm temps and 7 months with cold temps.
    Do you think they will survive the summers if humidity and all other factors is good?
    Also at what temperatures should Rajah grow?

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    No one?

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    Hey Pluto,

    Rajah is a stricky highlander. You may be able to get away with a month or two in the 60's, but you should really invest in something that will help you lower temps in the warm months if you are serious about growing highland plants.

    Your winter temps of 50 sound perfect.
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    That's just it though what can we get that will lower temps in the summer. Right now in the cold months I open my window and let it blow in. I like the cold and it helps me sleep too but for the summer I'm going to need to get something to cool it down.

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    An air conditioner or mini-fridge can be rigged to cool a terrarium. A humidifier can work too - air temperature goes down as humidity rises, so if you pipe dry air into the terrarium and saturate it with water, you get cold air. I've heard of people obtaining a temperature difference of up to -10 degrees F in this manner.
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