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    i have a venus fly trap and i am getting interested in nepenthes. i want to make a 20 gallon long lowland nepenthes terrarium. can lowlands live in low light? and what varities do you recommend for a newb? do low lands need a fan in the terrarium?

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    N. longifolia is known to grow in low light... I am in a hurry right now, so i'll add more once I hae mroe time, but if you want to do some research on it yourself try Malaysian Tropicals nepenthes catalogue...

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    Hello !!
    Nepenthes rhombicaulis lives in full shade, and Nepenthes pilosa can live with low light level.These are highland so you have to give them cool temperatures at night (10-15 C ).
    Also two lowlands: Nepenthes rafflesiana and Nepenthes ampullaria can take moderate shading.

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    how cool do high lands like it to be? would i be better off getting highlands since my room stays between 70-75 during the day and 70 at night. also what about the lighr requirments for highlands? my room has a northish facing window and it can be bright, especially if there is snow on the ground in the winter.

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    What are you planning on for lighting? Or can you describe more what you mean by low light?

    The easiest lighting for a terrarium would be fluorescent. At least 2 tubes.. maybe 4 if the plants are relying mostly on the bulbs to grow. The only thing with fluorescent is they need to be fairly close to the plants (8 inches or so) and not the best for really tall set ups.
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    [QUOTE]i have a venus fly trap and i am getting interested in nepenthes. i want to make a 20 gallon long lowland nepenthes terrarium. can lowlands live in low light? and what varities do you recommend for a newb? do low lands need a fan in the terrarium?

    i am wanting to create a lowland nepenthes terrarium. the room i want to put it in has a north-ish facing window, so most of the times its bright indirect sun all day. but i dont know if i need to use artifical light too. also i want to know if there are compact varities that produce good size pitchers?[I]

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    I would reccomend a growchamber for lowland Neps. I will be buliding one shortly for my Bicalcarata. But yes, your temps sound more for a lowlanderish environment rahter than highlander.

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    Deffinately lowland. The terrarium will run warmer than your room temps once lights etc are going. Yes you will need lights. A North facing window is not nearly enough. A small muffin fan would be good to help circulate air.

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