I'll be moving into an apartment and setting up a small-ish Nepenthes grow chamber in the next couple months. I will be in a cold climate, so indoor conditions (factoring in heat from lights/ greenhouse effect from growth chamber) should be intermediate. I am shooting for day temps of 80-85, night temps between 60-68. One of the Nepenthes species that I have always wanted to Grow is N. globosa, and I am also interested in the other mirabilis/thorellii complex species (N.anamensis, N.smilesii, N.chang, N.thai, N. konkandana, etc.)
I haven't heard much about the growing habits of these species other than that they are lowlanders and that they sometimes go dormant. Generally, how easy or difficult is N. globosa (and related species)? Are they tolerant of intermediate conditions, or do they need "ultra-lowland" conditions like N. bicalcarata or N. northiana? Will they go dormant under normal growing conditions, or only in response to water stress? Can cold stress make them go dormant? I am worried about my plants all defoliating when I am getting them acclimated to intermediate conditions. Also, do they need any specific kind of pot or potting media to accomidate the rhizome?
I have only seen pictures of N. globosa (same goes for other thai species) so I don't really have a feel for how large they get. I will have a reasonable amount of growing space (enough to accommodate several mature Nepenthes), but I know that some lowlanders become massive vining monsters that really need to be grown in a greenhouse.