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    I'm thinking about getting a N. northiana, N. lowii, and a N. sibuyanensis(sp?). Can anyone give info on how to grow them? Like the plant size, growing difficulty, and any special requirement? I already checked out the Plants With Attitude web site, but i want to know a bit more.
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    Also, is it posssible to slowly acclimate my highland plants, including the ones that i'm going to get, to growing on a windowsill? Can I put N lowii in the fridge until it gets too big at night? my fridge is around 40 degrees or can it stand 65 degreese at night.
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    Try Nepenthes University, Plants with Attitude or Borneo Exotics.

    It is not advisable to put your plants in the fridge at night for their temperature drops... If you can rig your fridge up to be it's grow chamber, that's a different story. I'm not sure they'd appreciate the constant moving...

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    Sure you could put them in the fridge. I used to put mine in a styrafoam box in the fride on hot summer nights. Lowii won't be big for a long while. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] Maybe in 2-3 years t may be big enough to bring around space issues but plan for a tiny plant. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] Northiana would be best in a hot,wet lowland tank. Sibuyanensis, is a highlander and would grow well with N.lowii. You could adapt the lowii and sibuyanensis to your well-lit windwosill if you house is cool at night (65F and less) but northiana couldn't be easily or well adapted, it does best in high humidity and hot evironments.

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    NepG, wasn't there a big thread about stuffing your neps in a fridge some time ago?

    It seems to me it fell under the "Not reccomended" catergory...

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    I monitored the styrafoam box temperature via the remote thermometer and it didn't get below 50F. The styrafoam insulates against the cold for a while but eventually the air temp equals that of the fridge and the temp did drop to a local 45 overnight. The plants loves it with growth spurts and pitcher production however.

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    if you are going to put the plants in the refrig. i recomend that you place a zip lock bag over them to hold in the humidity. the evap. of the refrig will take the humidity out of the air that is in the refrig.

    speaking of N.lowii i finally got another one that is actually grow and looks really healthy.
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    I live on the west coast so the nights are pretty cool. Could i very, very slowly adapt them(not the N.northiana of course)to growing outside, like over a period of maybe 2 months? I already adapted a N. alata to the window sill along with about ten tropicals(gingers, orchids etc.) and it's growing great(and it made a new pitcher) even with the humidity being around 40% most of the time.
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