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    lowlander is living a lie..

    So I've had N. x leessii for almost a year now. Grew it in lowland conditions for 8 months, and saw nothing from the plant in that time. Four months ago I moved it into my highland greenhouse, and it has taken off!! It would seem this true lowlander was born a highland. It just opened it's first pitcher after a year in my care. It's pitcher is one of the largest in my greenhouse, which isn't saying much.. but I am truly in love with the plant.


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    Interesting.. he says this plant likes it's humidity. Perhaps the reason it's doing so well is because it's directly in front of the mist from the humidifier.

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    On the contrary, my N. x Leessii died when the nights were constantly at 40 Fahrenheit. It may not be a true lowlander or highlander, but instead more of an intermediate.
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    Whoa dang.. I said HL, not UHL conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mass View Post
    Whoa dang.. I said HL, not UHL conditions.
    Most, if not all, of my highlanders, were able to cope with those night time temperatures for the two weeks that they happened.

    N. x Leessii is a nice plant though. The N. mirabilis in it really seems to affect its tolerance for things; it really does like its humidity and perhaps a shaded area.
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    mine get's LOTS of light.. Other than some nice (non-burnt, more like burb style) red leaves, it doesn't seem to mind it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mass View Post
    mine get's LOTS of light.. Other than some nice (non-burnt, more like burb style) red leaves, it doesn't seem to mind it.
    I don't know if the N. x Leessii going around is one clone or not, but mine refused to grow in anything more than a thin shade.
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