Thanks for popping in, Andreas!
my grow list:http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...ead=207&page=1
WE LIVE IN A LAND OF CONFUSION!!!!!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6KXg...eature=related
I've ordered quite a few plants from Andreas Wistuba and have always been satisfied with what he has sent me. He is very good with communication regarding the plants he sells as well.
I can vouch that the eddie he sent me was very well hardened, as mine continues to put out new leaf after new leaf without a hitch after having received it. And from photos that other growers have posted, or privately messaged me, I'd say theirs are growing quite well for them too.
And best of luck with your replacement eddie Mike.
Now hold on with the little guy! i have a nepenthes jacquelinaea- juvenile, that i neglected and had a COMPLETELY black tip, but with a little humidity recovery (I put a plastic dome over it), it has recovered. SO HOLD ON!
by the way, i am no expert, but i believe that nepenthes edwardsiana requires temps down to 36 degrees, and that nights in the fridge would not hurt at all.
"Be quiet! The plants will hear y... noooooo!" 'chomp - burp!'
No, they don't need to be put in a refrigerator at night but they do require proper High Land temps as Andreas indicated: cool days and cold nights. My own HL Nepenthes setup goes from 60-75*F days year round to 40-50*F nights year round and is set at 90% RH but actually hovers between 80-90%.
Now for my general commentary on High Land Nepenthes and Temps:
It seems to be a popular idea lately (and not a new one) that if people keep HL plants wet enough, bright enough or humid enough then proper HL temperature requirements can be ignored. While those aspects are also as important as temps you need a complete gestalt of ALL conditions being within proper ranges. If this were not the case who would bother with cooling setups? Certainly not I, when running my HL setup in summer doubles my electric bill.
Without proper temperatures for at least 9 months of the year HL Nepenthes will suffer a slow decline. This heat induced decline is typified by a reduction in growth point size and vigor - instead of increasing. At it's most simple the cold temps at night can be thought of as halting the HL plants growth. Without the trigger of the night time drop the plant will continue to metabolize and essentially "grow itself to death". As I mentioned, this is not good desirable growth, it's weak, twisted, rarely pitchers properly. The growing point gets smaller and smaller until it eventually disappears. This condition is entirely treatable however, by providing proper temps a plant not yet too-far-gone will bounce back, though it will take time.
There have been some people (who do not grow HL Nepenthes) propagating the idea that raising the daytime temps to very high ranges means that you won't have to drop the night time temps below ambient house temps because the plants are still getting a 20*F drop at night. This is also an erroneous assumption and will not work in the long term, this is simply too hot during the day and too warm at night. Although nothing is stopping anyone from trying - it's your money, feel free to burn it however you wish... Though if you do succeed at growing your HL Neps in LL conditions be sure and post the results at the 6 month, 1 and 2 year mark, I'd certainly be excited to see it.