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    a few months ago, i stuck my highland neps outside for a few weeks, and now the leaves are thicker, there is plenty of red coloration in the leaves, and the baby pitchers are a bit bigger.the humidity was pretty low, considering that i live in California. The plants were N. alata, ventricosa, maxima, spathulata, and a spathulata x spectabilis. I got them all pretty recently.
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    How cold did it get at night?

    I live in San Luis Obispo County, about a mile from the beach, and I'm hoping I can keep mine out under a tree in spring and summer. Lately it's been getting down to 38, so I'm too scared to keep them out.

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    Tim,

    I had my N. ventricosa and khasiana outside here in Atlanta last year until February. They experienced quite a few nights where temps hit the 20s and are still growing strong.
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    I had a N. x ventrata outside and we had a surprise snow storm and it bit it big. I think it might have been below 20, but not sure. It was a matter of overnight. then again, I live in Nebraska and having snow on your leaves for 12 hours is like 24 hours of constant frost, lol.

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    usually around the low fifties and fortys with occasional dips into the thirties.
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    Thanks for that info. Just to get this straight, even after a week or so after high thirties temperatures you didn't get any browning or anything?

    Also, are new pitchers forming?

    Thanks

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    there was a little browning on the spath, but not on any of the other ones.
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    Carcinos,

    Do you live near the coast of CA? How high is the humidity in your area? I would like to try some common neps(khasiana, alata, maxima) outdoors here in S.California, but I fear that the humidity(~30% in winter, ~50% in summer, high humidity at night) will cause the plants to stop producing pitchers.I live more inland, and the temperatures stay above 46F.

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