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    Mini Greenhouses and Nepenthes (Highland vs. Lowland)

    Hey everyone, I am investing in one of those mini closet-style greenhouses for keeping some of my humidity loving plants happy during our dry winters. My house stays at about 63 at night and maybe 70 during the day. Summers are usually much hotter. Either way I know I can place it to where it will get plenty of sun. I was wondering what kinds of Nepenthes would be happy with these conditions? I am new to Nepenthes as well :P Any info would be greatly appreciated!

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    Intermediates, maybe some of the more tolerant highlanders would do well in those temperatures.
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    Thanks hcarlton! Any specific species or hybrids you would recommend? I am a sucker for unique pitcher morphology :P

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    Usually the hybrids are more resilient for new growers... All I have is an x 'griffin' that I got from ******* Nepenthes last year and it's striving in highs of 75-77 with a night drop in the high 50's, under artificial lighting.

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    So hybrid vigor can play a major roll in success with Nepenthes?

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    Very much. the usual hybrids, x ventrata and Miranda, will do well for you, and I'd venture to say robcantleyi might as well. Other ventricosa x lowland or intermediate hybrids will do well, and I would venture to say sanguinea and ramispina species and hybrids might do alright.
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    Okay, I know we are talking about hybrids but I am falling in lust over N. vogelii... thoughts?

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    N. vogelii might work well, by altitude range it should be an intermediate-highlander and should be able to take generally cool conditions like that. If you can get temperatures at night to drop just below 60, then it would be all the better.
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