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    So your saying let him make a mistake?

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    I would very strongly suggest a Lowlander as you live in Florida! The plant will be much happier and so will you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eou812 View Post
    So your saying let him make a mistake?
    All my Nepenthes are in planted terrariums with %80-100 humidity, and they are all pitchering and look great. And they are highlanders. Pretty sure he's gonna be fine

    Oh, Wolfn, I would like to place a vote for N. singalana. The pitchers on it are great, and toothy. And don't worry about it overgrowing the terrarium for a while, mine seems to grow at a glacial rate. In the last month I have had it, it has put out one leaf, while my N. ventricosa has put out 4 leaves and 2 pitchers (3rd one starting), and the N. spectalabis x aristolochiodes has put out 2 leaves and is inflating two pitchers. All in the same tank.

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    glabrata grows pretty tall. Mine grew 3' tall before i chopped it and now it has a basal tat is already 1' tall and the old vine is starting another bud (did this budding like 5 times so far...kept cutting it off...cuttings failed though).

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    Quote Originally Posted by eou812 View Post
    So your saying let him make a mistake?
    You still have no idea what his conditions are other than the size of the tank. Maybe his conditions are great, maybe they're good, or so-so. We've had a couple of people with firsthand experience post that the high humidity you're guessing he has isn't a problem anyway.

    If they're not optimal, that doesn't mean the plants will die, and if they're not thriving there's time to recognize that and make adjustments.

    You may notice from his original post that he's been a member here for over two and a half years and that he's talking about taking a plant he already has and putting it into a terrarium, not a beginner setting up their first Nepenthes. I'm going to assume that he's reasonably experienced and things are likely to turn out OK. He may be new to terrarium growing with Nepenthes, but he should be able to recognize if it's not doing well and figure out what the problem might be to correct it.

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    I vote for N. singalana. It seems fairly adaptable in terms of temperatures, and it seems to grow fine in high temperatures. It also grows incredibly slowly and won't outgrow its terrarium for a while.
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