So I just received a healthy looking tiny young N. jacquelineae as well as a spectabilis x aristolochiodies. These are two plants that I have been drooling over for a long while and I picked them up for what I thought to be a REALLY reasonable price! Anyway... that's not the point.
Right now I have a lowland chamber that I grow my bicalcarata, ventricosa, ampullaria, and even my spectabilis x talangensis inside of. I try to keep it pretty moderate as far as lowland terrariums go. The spec x tal hybrid has done surprisingly good in the warm temps. I keep it about 85 degrees in the day and it might dip to high sixties - mid seventies at night.
So... I know that this is probably not an ideal set up for jacquelineae, or maybe even the spec x aristo. I've heard the spec x aristo are bomb-proof so I'm not worried about what conditions I give it, but the jacquelineae I am a little more worried about.
I've read and researched many times before, I understand it is a true highlander. But it's always nice to hear input from experienced growers like the ones that I know there are on here.
So, what have you found to be optimum temperature fluctuations for N. jacquelineae?
How much light does this species seem to thrive off of? More light or less?
How temperamental is this species, how unforgiving is it in less than ideal conditions?
A true highland set up is required right?
When I make that set up, do you think I should move the hybrids into the set up? Will they benefit more from a true highland or a moderate lowland set up?
Also always feel free to post pics of your beautiful N. jacquelineae plants.