I'm a little nervous, in a few days my hamata is going to be shipped in and I have no experience with ultra-highlanders. I know the hummidity but I have no idea on the temp.
Ideal temperatures for N.hamata would be 75F days and 55F nights, but they can take day temps up to 80F and night temps up to 65F for a few months here and there.
N. hamata isnt a UHL. adult specimens can be grown in intermediate/highland conditions....but im betting you wont have an adult specimen...humidity is much more important, but since you got that covered, im not going to harp about that.
Although many people have whined about how sensitive their N. hamata's are, I did not find that to be an issue at all with the two small rootless plants I received - they both grew like weeds from day 1. In my meager experience, both N. aristolochioides and N. jamban are much more finicky plants (especially the jamban). Neither of my hamata's even slowed down when summer warmed up their growing spaces a bit (unlike the pouty other two...).
As always - ymmv. Best of luck with your new baby...
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Yeah, I don't find N. hamata to be a difficult one, mine is going through humidity of 30% or less in the day and it is growing and pitchering gorgeously... eitherway I'm lookng for a way to increase the humidity, havin' a little more is always good.
I don't think it will thrive in lowland conditions.. temperature drop is elemental, eitherway once I read about someone that was keeping hamata in lowland conditions.. may be you can try, but I do not recommend it
I think it'll(my hamata) tolerate lowland conditions because my lowlander tank is 70degrees with 99% humidity.
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and I'd switch the plant to the cold tank at night and to the lowlander tank during the day