2015-03-14 00.16.49 HDR by Mitchell Jacobs, on Flickr
temp usually hovered around 65 to 70 depending on the time of the year and I never grew them outside and I don't think you'd have much success with them there honestly. I grew it via tray method and typically watered it when it dried out. The photo is one from when it grew in a grow tent I switched to in order to grow more plants.
Last edited by M Jacobs; 02-25-2016 at 07:26 PM.
That plant is amazing, truly amazing. But, if it can't handle my temps, I'll try a different hybrid. Thanks a million for the help.
Warm temperatures hovering around the 70's at night will probably suit really hardy or lowland-cross lowii hybrids only; pure lowii definitely won't like those conditions, and they're slow as heck from what everyone says (yet to grow one myself, but one day). N. lowii x campanulata as mentioned earlier might be a viable choice, or x merrilliana, but also as mentioned lowii hybrids in general are expensive and often sell out quickly (the only F1 lowii cross I have came through a trade, for a fair bit in return). They're also still slow
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Curses. Oh well, I should probably just get a nice maxima from the gift shop of a conservatory I go to. Thanks for the help.
Are there any particular lowii traits you're looking for?
mostly the unique shape of the pitcher.
lowii x campanulata might be a good cross for you. However, it likely will be expensive, and you will have to wait until it produces upper pitchers to get that special lowii shape.
I think you'd do fine with almost all lowii hybrids. They are consistent growers but slow as others have pointed out. I have both a lowii x camp and the above and they pick up speed when they get larger. The first few months to tend to be the slowest as they acclimate and after that you get a really great show! What are your conditions? just curious