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    Should I let my sibuyanensis continue to experience 95-100 degree days?

    Uhmmm, so for several hours the sibuyanensis sits in temperature between 95-100.

    It seems to be doing okay but I want to double check. I FINALLY bought a thermometer and hydrometer to put in the box. The humidity ranges between 60-90% all the time.

    I thought highlanders can only do up to 95, is that a myth? Thanks guys!


    It's home with super stagnant air


    New growth.


    New pitcher


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    N. sibuyanensis?! For hours at 95-100 degrees F NOOOOOO! 85F maximum, and for limited times only. Its NOT a lowland species, you know.
    Last edited by Whimgrinder; 09-29-2014 at 12:27 PM.

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    It's been in that condition for 2 months now. It seems to be doing well , no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ps3isawesome View Post
    It's been in that condition for 2 months now. It seems to be doing well , no?
    Demeter has taken mercy upon you sir, you are lucky it hasn't died
    Come to me flies and crawling bugs. This plant wants to give you great big hugs
    Aren't I pretty, don't I smell good? I'd come to you if I could
    But I can't so you must come to me, I'm sure we will get along splendidly

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    That leaf looks a bit toasty.

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    I did suggest you dont keep it in that box on a windowsill in the sun before. I shall reiterate that advice

    When kept too warm highlanders often do well for a while, then suddenly fall into an irreparable downward spiral.
    the sooner you cool it, the better. 2 months isnt very much time for a HLer at all.

    fight the urge to think that you have the only real HLer in the world that can live in LL climate
    I also had a sibu (was among the first plants I got) that lived in a terrarium for a few months (and it didnt get nearly as hot as this one). it grew bigger fast, then started getting smaller. didnt pitcher. luckily, truly luckily, I got a GH and moved it outside... it took a year to pitcher and grow well. whats saving you here is the light and humidity, but the heat will get to it at some point - especially if it doesnt cool well at night

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    I'll try to find a better home for this plant.

    I think ill either toss it outside or I really have to create a terrarium.

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    You could possibly get away with punching a few holes in that container about two thirds of the way up. That should let enough of the heat escape to keep it slightly warmer than room temp. Your humidity will drop, however. Whether it will be a significant drop depends on how many holes and how large you make them. A hand drill or (my favorite way to cut plastic) a wood-burner will work nicely. It's not a long-term solution, but should buy you time to make a terrarium.

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