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Thread: which one is easier to grow, rajah or villosa?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Mine get 45 F at night (artificial chamber) and about up to 95 F during the day and they are doing great!!.
    How large are these plants? I think that you will find that
    they will become increasingly demanding as they mature,
    particularly N. villosa.

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    Hi Neps

    The rajah is about 3 inches in diameter and the villosa 2.5 inches in diameter. What i have noticed is that even though they may tolerant to high temperatures (temporarily), avoid direct sunlight, otherwise, they'll be nice steamed veggies.

    If you look at Joel's site (neps around the house: he grows villosa outside) how daring!!

    Gus

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    My raffs were nearly killed by a short drop in temps .. Down to about 20C for two nights. All of the leaves and pitchers died within a few days, and the plants are still recovering, a month later.

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    I've noticed our raffs are enjoying the cool nights in our greenhouse here in south Florida. We're getting some huge traps on our raffs right now, and the amps and bicals are looking good too. In fact-everything seems to be enjoying it. Nights have been mostly down into the low 60's, with drops down into the low 50's when cold fronts push through. Day temps are up to about 85F, and humidity never below 70 percent. We don't even attempt to grow Nep species from above 1000 meter altitude: they simply cannot survive the summer heat.
    Trent
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    For those of you using the freezer box method of our esteemed colleague, Dr. Jeff Shafer, for ultra highland plants, er, where do you get one of the boxes? I work for a grocery store chain and the prices quoted by the vendors that have them are outrageous. I have been looking for one for over five years(I had a similar thought, but for using it to grow Darlingtonia, ie keeping the roots cool).

    Thanks,

    Joe [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]

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    I am interested to build one in the greenhouse, this way it could kick on at night to cool to around 45F or so, just have the plants set in it with no cover (cold air falls anyway so it would be quite cooler inside of the "ice perimeter") So also they would get nice humidity and temps in the day and at night the good crisp temperatures. I also plan to build a lowlander heat mat which will keep the pots warmer whilst the air will be somewhat cooler.

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