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    I'm trying to fine tune my terrarium to be an Ultrahighland terrarium... This is my favoroute nep... It grows slow, so I dont have to upgrade it's living space any time soon, bonus!

    Day Temps: seventies maybe low eighties
    Night Temps: fifty five and up, but have it down to fifty occasionally
    Humidity - 70-80... any more and it will not tolerate lower
    Light - dappled direct sun, or brigh indirect... (does that mean light pouring in your window, but the sun is actually still out of view

    Did I miss something?!

    Eeeheheehe... I get giddy thinking about it!

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    It sounds like you have good temps for N. villosa. The key is to not cook it. Have fun, as it is a nice nepenthes.

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    no, thats wut it NEEDS, not what i have...

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    Parasuco,

    It might sound idiotic but up there in Canada you might have better luck with highlands than most others. I had great luck in Colorado because I could open the windows at night and get the massive temperature drop. Even during the hottest days of summer night time highs were still down in the mid 60's. Considering you are significantly further North I'd wager that you could almost grow it on a window if it were not for its humidity requirements.

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    Pyro is right, highland nepenthes grow pretty well around here (I'm from Niagara Falls, american side). Most highland species I've grown have done very well on a windowsill (thanks to being near lake Ontario, a couple open fishtanks, and misting occasionally, humidity has not even been a problem). Every highland species I've grown has done rather well.

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    Well... Lately, its been in the nineties and I dont know if this counts for plants, or only humans, but with the humidex, its hasnt been rare for the temperatures to be in the hundreds... Thats too much for highlands isnt it? I have my burbidgeae in a terrarium with a little bit of ice to keep the temperatures at around 80, and I actually (once) got it down to sixty five...

    If I DO open my windows, and it actually is that cold, then wont that harm my lowlander (ie. rafflesiana)?

    The winter will be perfect... Theres nothing else I can say about that, the humidity will suck, but the temps will be villosa in my bedroom...

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    While it might be 90+ outside I am assuming that you have A/C indoors? If you can keep that in the low to mid 70 range you might be able to squeak by. And I am not necessarally advocating growing on the windowsill, just that opening a window at night that far North might solve your temp drop issue.

    As for harming your lowlands, that is a whole different ball of wax and I'm not sure how to fix that.

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    Temps into the low 60 and even 50's will not nessacarily kill Lows but may make them look at bit ratty. I personally (if your bedroom is that cold in the winter) move them to the warmest part of the house. IE: an inside corner.

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