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    I think more could have been added as to what he could grow. N. khasiana, ventricosa , alata, truncata,gracilis, reinwardtiana, rafflessiana,ampullaria, and maybe a couple more if rajah lives in a good location could be grown outside. Now they might not be able to survive outside all year round, but once we know the conditions he lives we'll be able to further help.

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    I was just giving him a ballpark idea to what he could grow outside in his garden. It depends if he's in a lowland hot climate or a cool winter liek one what ones he can grow outsides for parts of the year.

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    I think it depends greatly on what your climate is like. If your in an area that has decent humidity on a steady basis that will play the biggest factor. My experience with growing various highlands on a windowsill was that they would grow decently but pitcher production was sporadic and they often would be short lived. Burbidgeae seemed to do decently.
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    um... guys... let's not call each other to task in public please?

    (Like I just did.) Seriously though... don't do it.

    Pyro, while Axil may be able to do it in germany, I couldn't do it here, he gets natural temperature shifts I am not capable of re-producing...

    but your right, we would need to know more environmental information...

    but when it comes right down to it, I don't think many people out there, as martin said, can acclimate the plant twice a year without hurting it...

    and when heaters and air conditioners and other moisture stripping devices are mixed into the mix... well... It just doesn't work out to a good idea in my mind.
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    for anyone having trouble with inches and centimetres i believe it is 2.5 centimetres equals 1 inch, as says my ruler wich has both on it [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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    My N. sanguinea is growing outside for about three months now and does quite well. Living in Germany at about 500m asl does help of course with night temps normally dropping below 15 deg. It sits in a shady position out of direct sunlight where also mosses do grow. It didn't stop pitcher production but of course was grown quite hardy before moving it outside.



    (or in better resolution: http://home.arcor.de/j.danz/N_sanguinea_0702.jpg )

    The N. gracilis I had sitting next to it didn't like it and also seems to taste much better to bugs eating the leafes.

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    Hi !
    Now I try to explain in detail the climate of my region.
    I live in North of Italy and my village is at 300 m upon the sea lavel, I have a small lake at 400 m from my home that I think influences a bit for humidity.
    -Sping: temperature range from 10 C - 23 C, humidity range from 60 % to 90 %
    -Summer: temperature range from 23 C - 31 C, humidity range from 55 % to 85 % when the thunder-storm come also im August the temperature drop from 18 C to 20 C
    -Autumn: temperature range from 12 C - 25 C, humidity range from 65 % to 90 %
    -winter: temperature range from (-3) C - 10 C, humidity range from 65 % to 95 %
    There are in average ten times a year that a strong wind drops humidity at 35%
    In winter I move my Nepenthes in home on a windowsill in a southface window of my home and the temperature in that room is from 15 C to 21 C humidity range from 60 % to 95 % minimus photoperiod 8 hours 2 of direct sun.

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    Its sounds like you could grow some of the easey to grow and more demanding highlanders outside all year, well not in winter though. I don't think the lowlanders would do so well though. Sounds like N.Burbidgeae would do well. If you do try that one out tell use how it goes!

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