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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermopolis View Post
    No nepenthes does well in low humidity. But, the hardiest nep IMHO has to be n. gracilis. This plant is actually tougher than d. capensis. I've had my gracilis survive in conditions that killed capensis.

    -Hermes.
    I had a D. Capensis that got dug up, and i just threw it back in the pot and and yesterday my brother noticed it sent up 4 plants. This is without me watering it out for a week with full sun beating down on it all week!

    But for the most part, most highland nepenthes are pretty darn hardy. I don't think anything in my collection particularly stands out in terms of survivalism, but
    I think any hybrid with N. Truncata will impress you. The only plant that has not ever experienced a stall after being shipped is my N x Red Dragon which is a hybrid of Truncata and Thorelli. It literally send out a brand new leaf like days after I got it, which is something none of my neps have ever done.

    Another personal favorite is N. Maxima. I got this stickly piece of crap in the mail like a couple months ago if anybody remembers, but it actually survived so I'm pretty impressed!

    Everything in my grow list is grown in about 25 percent humidity. My grow area is my closet, in a sweltering hot and dry upstairs bedroom. I'm sure the grow lights sure help with humidity too lol.
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    Ventricosa or Sanguinea, I once had a sanguinea that I forgot to water and the soil completely dried out but it survived.

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    Truncata, sanguinea, ventricosa, and "miranda"
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    From my own collection 'Lady Pauline' is the hardiest. Humidity doesn't seem to be a factor in getting it to pitcher, it's a quick grower, prolific pitcher-er, and is generous with basal and node activations. I'd guess that just about any hybrid with maxima in it would be pretty hardy. I have a 'Red Leopard', which is a vent x maxima cultivar, and it's a tough cookie also, but it has hiccuped several times in conditions the 'Lady Pauline' didn't.

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    sorry if this is a bit off topic, but I'd just like to say that this thread has helped me a lot too so far because I'm thinking of getting some new windowsill neps.

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    Nep. thoreliiXcampanulata will pitcher in low light and humidity, stand for high and low temps, and not have any strange leaves and not get attacked if you have a thrips invasion, and in my care gets watered only 1X week. Currently it's outside and the leaves turned a delightful red in the sun. N. Red Leopard and N. Exotic Lady are really great too and thrive under those same conditions.
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    Red Leopard and Lady Pauline are both hardy Neps. My most vigorous grower, and it grows right next to Red Leopard is N. reinwardtiana from BE. That plant is crazy fast in our household conditions.

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