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Thread: N.hamata,n.macrophylla,n.edwardsiana

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    I thought I would add a thought here.....

    N.rajah is indeed an Ultrahighlander but NOTHING like N.villosa,N.lamii or perhaps N.muluensis. Rajah is more heat tolerant than most people think. For an example, remeber the 14 year old rajah Arie photographed? Well i got in contact with the grower through Arie and he told me the plant only recieves 65F at night which isn't that cold at all, and look at how the plant grows and pitchers, but of course it is adapted to the conditions also but you can see Rajah isn't that picky about night temps. And george has said if you're growing a rajah then you could go for a villosa......well you could but I would suggest PREPARE! IMHO, villosa would be an ideal candidate for the plastic baggie in the fridge treatment everynight until it gets large and can no longer fit in among the rest of your food items in there. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] Anyways I would more say if you were growing Hamata,Lowii,Lamii,and Muluensis then sure, anyone could say shoot for a Villosa! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] But even though you may think I am wrong about rajah being able to withstand warm nightime temps...I am not [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] so just look at my evidence of it about the 14 year old Rajah. My proof! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    Just my $.02

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    This is slightly off-topic, but given a previous posting, thought
    I would add it here.

    N. villosa and N. lamii require substantially different growing
    conditions than plants such as rajah, lowii, or hamata. To
    assume otherwise is something of an error. Don't attempt
    the former two merely because of success with the latter
    three. Furthermore, although villosa and lamii are more tolerant
    of warm temperatures whilst small, it is silly to try to grow them
    if you cannot provide the environment they need for the long
    term. The conditions which these plants require are difficult for
    most growers to provide: 3-5 C at night, and no more than 20 C
    during the day. If you cannot at least approximate these
    conditions, I suggest that you avoid attempting to cultivate
    these species.

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    Jeff & N.Grac.,

    thanks for your comments. i will add to this post and others when i return home
    George McKay

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    ok with the proper care and with the other tank i have besides the mini-refrig. i can provided the nightly time temp to drop down to (3-5c)40f at night and also keep the temp below (20c) 68-75f during the day. i did hold off on getting the plant untell i get back home. just like i said in a diff. post i guess i just can't keep from them and miss them. but being up here in the panhandle of florida i have learned a little bit more on there growing enviroment and there needs.
    also Neps. your web page is always the first to check on the proper care of a highlander. i belive me if i wasn't able to provide what they need why bother the joy of growing them just to see a plant that is suffering. heck everyone has an attitude every now and then
    George McKay

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