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Thread: Highland Nepenthes grown in "Inadequate" conditions.

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    Highland Nepenthes grown in "Inadequate" conditions.

    I am starting this thread to be able to hear about stories of people who are growing highland nepenthes in "inadequate" conditions such as high temperatures, low humidity, etc. I am looking to acquire a nepenthes villosa and the following to threads were the ones that inspired this thread:

    N. rajah & N. villosa grew like Sarracenias... - Nepenthes - Carnivorous Plants UK
    my little Villosa - Nepenthes - Carnivorous Plants UK

    In both cases n. villosa was grown in high temperatures when villosa is an ultrahighland plant.

    Right now I am growing a nepenthes glabrata as an intermediate/lowlander and it's doing very well, putting leaf after leaf and pitchering with every one. It's been this way for about three months, so it might not be sustainable in the long term, but who knows.

    Post your plants grown in "inadequate" conditions with as many pictures as you can!

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    Sure, Rajah and Villosa will tolerate high temps for a day or two, but prolonged exposure to this condition will result in slow death of said plants.
    While temp is one thing, they can't go without high humidity, especially Villosa.
    Can't compare a Glabrata to these guys.

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    Harrow surely the two links provided completely contradict what you are saying , in the second link the grower says that his villosa was grown in a tank with temps rarely dropping below 18c , I would call that intermediate
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    Ive been growing a sibyuanensis on my windowsill for 2 years now, it doesnt seem to care too much.
    ~Burgeoning connoisseur of all things ventricosa or otherwise tubby.~

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    I didn't care to go through threads, but how long have these plants been growing in these conditions? I would not consider even a few years successful. These are species thats success is measured in much longer frames of time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flip_Side_the_Pint View Post
    I didn't care to go through threads, but how long have these plants been growing in these conditions? I would not consider even a few years successful. These are species thats success is measured in much longer frames of time...
    One it didn't state, and the other for the whole summer ( around 3 months I guess). Regardless, it's still pretty impressive (at least in my opinion) than an UHL plant could tolerate 25C nights for over 2 months without showing any signs of stress.

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    2 months is a blink of an eye for that plant, they do everything at a very slow pace including dying....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flip_Side_the_Pint View Post
    I didn't care to go through threads, but how long have these plants been growing in these conditions? I would not consider even a few years successful. These are species thats success is measured in much longer frames of time...
    If you looked at the thread you might see its one of the most impressive villosa, not hanging on for dear life

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