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    N. Izumiae - how hard to grow?

    I fell in love when I saw Tony Paroubek's izumiae at NECPS. I just love the coloration, the black peristome, and the sharp teeth! I've been toying with the idea of trying this one on my growshelf, but I can't find much information as to its humidity requirements. Is it a humidity addict plant, or will it tolerate around 50%? My setup is pretty much a metal growshelf in a sunny south facing sill, with extra growlights I can turn on. It would be great to be able to grow it, but maybe I'm biting off more than I can chew...again...
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    Never had one, but I say typical highlander (well maybe keep it a few degrees colder). All my highlanders get about 6 months of a constant 80-85 degrees, and all my lowlanders have to go through about 6 months of a constant 50-55 degrees. If you can afford it, give it a shot.
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    I know Tony and his setup very well and I must say that it would be a typical highlander. Temps at night i believe go to around the low 60s and days to the mid 80's.

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    Been growing fine for me in my crawlspace along all my other highlanders. Not a hard core highland set up, just something to keep the plants cooler than Atl ambient
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    Thanks for the replies everybody! Sounds like I should be able to handle it. I'd rather not make a 30 dollar mistake though, so I'll see how my new plants (truncata highland, spectabilis) do for me first.

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    of course, you could always get an izumiae crossed with a truncata (sold as "Black Dragon") which so far grows pretty fast without any special care
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nepfreak View Post
    Thanks for the replies everybody! Sounds like I should be able to handle it. I'd rather not make a 30 dollar mistake though, so I'll see how my new plants (truncata highland, spectabilis) do for me first.
    30$? i got mine for 15!! the tags on all the izumiae all said 14.99....but the pricelist showed them to be ~24$. i told them and i got mine for the price on the tag.
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    ?! It says 30 bucks on their website... I'll be calling them about this... I want a 15 dollar izumiae!!
    Last edited by Pyro; 10-04-2007 at 07:42 AM. Reason: Removed vendor name

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