I am setting up a lowland terrerium to grow lowland nepenthes. I have not had much long-term sucess with nepenthes in the past, but I think this time I will be sucessful.
Right now I have 2 empty tanks that I could use, a 20 gallon tank and a 50 gallon tank. I think I will use the 50 gallon, but if it is more convenient, I may use the 20 gallon and then "upgrade" when the plants get bigger.
I doubt I will get a larger terrerium because I am going to college next year (don't know where yet) and I want to have a terrerium small enough for a dorm room. My first choice college has a massive tropical greenhouse facility and I am on good terms with the people working there, so If I get accepted there, I will likely have room to grow large nepenthes. For now, I have to concentrate on varieties suitable for terrerium cultivation.
I am thinking of growing the following plants in my lowland 50 gallon terrerium:
N. tomoriana (one of my favs. I hope I can find one)
N. ventricosa x inermis (not lowland but apparently indestructable)
N. gymnamphora (I have heard it can grow as a lowland)
N. x medusa
Are these acceptable for a 50 gallon terrarium? I know that almost all nepenthes will eventually get too big for a 50 gallon terrarium, but I think most of these would work in a terrarium this size if I keep vining under control. The only one I am not sure about is N. globosa. Do these get huge like N.bical and N. rafflesiana? Plants I have seen seem to maintain a compact or bushy growth habit. Would a N. globosa outgrow a 50 gallon terrerium really quickly?