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    I got a N. Maxima Boroneo a month ago. I just want to make sure about something not a lot of people I have talked to know about this species. I am treating it as a highland wich most Maxima's are but is it best grown as a intermedia. Can someone help me out. Please tell me how much water this pertcular nep likes and what the cool down temps should be. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] --Phil [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    I think any maxima is best grown as an intermediate. Both highland and lowland forms can be considered as intermediates. I don't know the exact temperatures, but it should adapt to either highland or lowland fairly easily. If you keep growing it as a highland, it will do fine.
    Water should be about typical for a nep, as far as I know.

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    So you really thank it would be okay to put it into my lowland greenhouse instead of my highland grow chamber? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] The lowland greenhouse 82*F &0-80% humidity and at night 74*F highland tank 78*F 83% humidity and at night 67.8*F. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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    It would do fine in either. N. maxima are very adaptable to different environments. The set up your calling highland is really more intermediate.

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    I guess I have freak maxima hybrids! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

    My Maxima hybrids only grow and pitcher in extreme lowland conditions of 90*F+ days and 70*F+F at night plus set in trays of water. I was told both of them were highlanders but neither even barely grew in the highland tank (even after six months they showed almost no growth) and no pitchers what so ever whilst all Neps around them were pitchering and growing just fine. I would like to get a true maxima species just to see if they are different.

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    So Tony are you saying it would be okay to put the Maxima into my lowland greenhouse? What do you think it will do best in my lowland enviroment or inter/highland enviroment. The highland tank changes as the weather gets warmer. In May or late april the cooling down is 56*F and the day temps wll be 84*F [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] My Lowland Greenhouse it will be great to grow a Biclarata in it will be 89*F day and night 79*F with both enviroments (highland & lowland) 83%. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    My ventricosa x maxima hybrid used to love hot temperatures... then it stopped pitchering... I let him have
    his way for a while and a few months later bought some fans to cool down the tank after discovering it was almost constantly in the 90's... two fans and three months later Max is pitchering agan... go figure.
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    I don't know if "Boroneo" is to signify the N. maxima came from Borneo, but if I am not mistaken, Charles Clarke in his book "Nepenthes of Borneo" debunks N. maxima growing there to his knowledge I believe.

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