I saw this drool-worthy hybrid for sale and it seems (due to talangensis parentage) that it should be small and slow-growing enough for a large terrarium. I've decided not to use my 50 gallon because it is too narrow. I am looking for a 200 + gallon tank/grow chamber now. The only problem is that it is a highland hybrid (the veitchii parent is highland) and my conditions are borderline for highlands.
Summer day temps: 80-90
Summer night temps: 70-ish
Winter day temps: 70-75
Winter night temps: mid 60's they used to be in the 50's before my parents fixed the furnace
This is standard household temp for me(high temp extremes in the 80's + are from built up heat in the tank. I think dorm room conditions at college next year should be similar.
I have grown highland x lowland and highland hybrids(involving a bomb-proof species like tobaica or ventricosa), but I don't know if I can grow this hybrid because both parents are difficult. A couple years ago I lost a N. veitchii highland in the summer and there is no way I would ever try to grow N. talangenis. Hybrid vigor might make this plant grow-able for me. Does anyone have experience with this plant? Is it an all around strong grower? I will be growing my plants in a terrerium in a dorm room next year(still don't know what college yet), so I may have to get a smaller tank. In that case, highland "summer slow-down" might not be so bad!