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    I've put the lowii in my room with the aircon and fan both turned on at full blast. I hope the plant thrives, cos I'm freezing away in this kind of sleeping condition! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    To have it thrive it will need the high humidity and bright lighting along with those cold nights...
    If you think you're cold now wait til you're sleeping in a wind tunnel in mid January! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    Dear all:

    I clearly understand what some of you are saying regarding surviving vs. thriving!!. However, how can one tell with lowii??, when its growth rate is so slow, it make take 4-6 months before anybody knows if it is surviving or thriving!!.

    Agustin

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    I have noticed when moved from indoors to my greenhouse the rate of growth on N. lowii increased dramatically. It grows about as fast as N. truncata...or a little slower perhaps. The key to it is coo and humid conditions. To tell if this guy is thriving in your collection is by simply seeing what it likes best! Provide the climate, the light, and the soil and it should grow. I guess you could say it's happy if it's making nice pitchers. Right now mine has a large new leaf and new pitcher forming. I'll get a photo sometime later.

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    I just moved my rajah outside after a month of being in the living room for a day of nice cool foggy air. The nights in CA during the summer are pretty cool and there's fog sometimes which helps with the humidity. The new leaves are thicker and bigger, and one tendril is lengthining. The sibuyanensis next to it has longer tendrils now, so maybe lowii can adapt too.
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    Once well established, N. lowii can grow quite rapidly. I have one clone which produces a new leaf and upper pitcher approximately every four to five weeks. However, to see this kind of growth rate, plants must be well established and cultivated under very good conditions.

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    Hi,

    under less than ideal conditions N. lowii is very slow but consistently growing at a rate of about one new leaf in two months. During summer temperatures in my terrarium are too high and humidity ist too low for N. lowii. During this time growth slows down and no pitchers are produced. It took my clone from Trus Madi about four years from TC to produce an adult lower pitcher:



    Cheers Joachim

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    4 years?? Looks like it's going to be a long wait for me then... thanks for all the useful info [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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