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    Quote Originally Posted by Gexx View Post
    this is my windowsill nepenthes setup/ drosera setup. the room temp is around 70 until 5pm, then it will jump to 80, then fall to 70 again at night (10 or 11).
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    Is 70F the lowest the temperature drops to?? Because that will be unsatisfactory for N. glabrata over the long haul, and even N. ventricosa won't enjoy warm nights indefinitely. How long have you had these plants? I'm guessing not long.

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    70 was a bit high. its drops to almost 65 most nights.

    ventricosa- 6 months
    Judith Finn- 3 months
    Glabrata- very short time, maybe one week
    Miranda- two days

    i meant it would fall to 70 again at 10. forgot to add that it would drop to 65. i know that still isn't low enough (needing 50 degree nights), but its what i can do with what i have.

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    i am definately open to suggestions for the plants tho!!

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    With 65F night lows, you should be considering intermediate/lowland plants, not highland varieties. The glabrata will not enjoy those temps for long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whimgrinder View Post
    With 65F night lows, you should be considering intermediate/lowland plants, not highland varieties. The glabrata will not enjoy those temps for long.
    would fans help?? ive got a box fan i turn on at night. i could open a window, but in the summer up here that might do more harm than good...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gexx View Post
    would fans help??
    No, you need an actual drop in temperature. You need to rethink your choice of plants and choose those that are most likely to do well, given your climate restrictions. IE: choose intermediate-to-warm growing plants, preferably hybrids with mixed parentage, as these are more adaptable. N. Miranda is the archetypal example.

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    its seems like my glabrata is the only one i have that would not do so well...

    Judith finn is mixed parentage.
    Ventricosa can be grown as an intermediate
    Miranda like you said, is an archetypal example.

    and glabrata was evidently a bad decision...

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    I believe I did state that the other three would likely adapt; it was the glabrata I specifically cited as inappropriate for your conditions. The intended message was: don't buy MORE highlanders. ;-)

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