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Thread: Highland Nepenthes grown in "Inadequate" conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zahl View Post
    Hiya!

    I've been growing this N. Lowii in somewhat inadequate conditions. While the humidity is between 60%-90%, the night temps is somewhere between 60-68 (17-19c) while day temps is somewhere between 75-82 (23-27c). It's been growing quite good up until now. It was about the size of my N. ephippiata (which I just got) when I first got it. I've had it about a year now, so it'll probably go down hill soon. But I can't see any dangerous signs yet.



    Oh yeah, sorry about the bad photos. I have no camera, so I had to use my phone. Also, i didn't flip the pictures either. Sorry!

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    Lowii is a bit hardier than people think it to be. 68 as a night temp is a little high, but I'm sure it will still grow fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benurmanii View Post
    Lowii is a bit hardier than people think it to be. 68 as a night temp is a little high, but I'm sure it will still grow fine.
    I'm pretty sure most Nepenthes are hardier than people think they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nimbulan View Post
    I'm pretty sure most Nepenthes are hardier than people think they are.
    We gotta bust these myths!

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    Maybe the mythbusters would be willing to come out of retirement. Get to it MB!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nimbulan View Post
    I'm pretty sure most Nepenthes are hardier than people think they are.
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    I'm pretty sure most Nepenthes are hardier than people think they are.
    Yes, you're probably right. I suspect one of the many reasons we think many, if not all pure nepenthes is quite fragile is because the sale plants are clones of fragile plants. While this isn't true for the whole species, it's true for the clones.

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    and with friends like N.inermis, N.tenuis, and N.hamata--
    That is amazing! Is that a BE Villosa?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zahl View Post
    Yes, you're probably right. I suspect one of the many reasons we think many, if not all pure nepenthes is quite fragile is because the sale plants are clones of fragile plants. While this isn't true for the whole species, it's true for the clones.
    That's certainly a possibility. I know certain available clones of plants, such as U. humboldtii, have been known to be very finicky. It's likely the same way with Nepenthes. It would be nice to see more seed-grown plants on the market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nimbulan View Post
    That's certainly a possibility. I know certain available clones of plants, such as U. humboldtii, have been known to be very finicky. It's likely the same way with Nepenthes. It would be nice to see more seed-grown plants on the market.
    I agree. Especially for the slight variations seed grown ones have. I do believe that the BE clones are at least clones of a tough Villosa though. Which brings me back to, if i can get my hands on one, trying one out. But, based on the small piece of evidence this thread has offered, it seems you either have to have at least high humidity, or high temp variations.

    Z

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