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    Hello,

    Would putting a lowii in an air-conditioned room at night be sufficient for the plant to prosper?

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    Do you have your AC set for about 55-58 fahr. ?? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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    A/C is what keeps my highlanders alive from June til Sept. If your A/C isn't bringing the temps down far enough, a small fan blowing over the plants will add to the "wind chill" effect and cool the plants further. But you must be sure to humidify the air that is reaching the plants from the A/C and/or fan. I use an ultrasonic humidifier to saturate the cold air with moisture as it is blown over the plants.

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    I see... thanks for the advice!
    Would putting a container over the plant bring the humidity up sufficiently in the a/c room?

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    It would take some experimenting but if the container were very close to the output of the AC then perhaps. If your container is sealed (enough to make the humidity 95%+ at night) then it may keep out the cold air, if it's open it will probably be too dry, but sufficiently cold... I have never cooled my plants any way other than I've described.

    You'll have to experiment and let us know how it goes!

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    All right... the alternative is that I leave it outside where the temp is about 24 degrees C. Can lowiis take this kind of conditions?

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    N. lowii should be cooled down to around 12-15 C. at night. It will not take 24 C. long term. Cooling an entire room to the proper temperature for a small terrarium is not practical and unlikely to get cool enough. You really need a special built grow chamber to grow highland plants in a lowland climate.

    Swords uses and AC unit to blow air directly into his grow chamber (rehumidified after it leaves the AC unit but before it reaches the chamber).

    Neps uses a modified chest style freezer as a grow chamber with thermostats and timers to control day and night temperatures.

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    "wind chill" effects only occure if something is warmer than the surounding air. (e.g. humans, hot pot of coffee) There' s to my knowledge no (significant) wind chill effect with plants.

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