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    Nepenthes Madagascariensis

    I just saw this for sale. Would it be a good candidate for a small-ish 30-gal heated (85day-75night) terrerium? I have seen fully mature plants and they do get large, but are generally very delicate thin-stemmed climbers once they are mature. Of course, once mine gets this big, I will move it into a much larger terrarium. I have heard many people say that n. madagascariensis is "hard" and many say it needs highland conditions. The only mature, flowering, vining madagascariensis plants I have seen were in "ultra-lowland" stovehouse conditions alongside 7 foot tall N. bicalcurata trees. I will grow mine in lowland conditions. I plan on growing other small, lowland, terrarium-friendly species such as N. tomoriana and N. belli along with it. Does anyone here have experinece with N. madagascariensis?
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    ARGHHH AGAIN!?!? This is a LOWLAND plant. Good gawd who the hell is spreading this rumor? But uh...I've answered all the questions you just asked about 5 times on this forum...the last time being only 3 or so weeks ago.
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    wait, so it is a highlander?

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    it would make a great small terrarium candidate.
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    I recently starting growing this plant and my conditions are high humidity, generally 75 - 80F, moderate light and it seems to be doing well. There does seem to be general consensus that it is difficult for some growers to grow well, which is the reason I am growing it.

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    I have heard that it is very sensitive to soil nutrient content. The reason you don't see many mature plants in cultivation is due to the fact that the plants rapidly die once their medium breaks down and produces small amounts of nitrogen. If I get one, I will try to repot it once a year.

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    I highly doubt the nitrogen thing. If anything, these plants seem to be quite resistant to salts and such, as some grow only a fe yards from the ocean in the wild. Lots of mosquitos also use the pitchers to breed in, and of course they're going to get the benefit from spent egg cases, indeveloped larvae, stupid mosquitos that can't get out, etc. The reason carnivory evolved is because of being in a nitrogen poor environment. I'd be very surprized of nitrogen actually killed one (unless it was a ridiculously large amount)
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    Or it could be because people like you think it's a highland plant.

    Oh come on, you set yourself up for that one. I HAD to! Small amounts of nitrogen killing a Nepenthes is the silliest thing I've ever heard. Almost everyone fertilizes these days and if they don't they should!

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    Quote Originally Posted by phissionkorps View Post
    ARGHHH AGAIN!?!? This is a LOWLAND plant. Good gawd who the hell is spreading this rumor? But uh...I've answered all the questions you just asked about 5 times on this forum...the last time being only 3 or so weeks ago.
    Savage Garden had it under highland i think, but thats uh yeah.

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