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    Hello,
    I just purchased a Nepenthes sibuyunensis, and have it currently in highland conditions, but should I put it in lowland? It has a 5 inch leafspan. Thanks,
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    Kevin,

    From what I've read, N. sibuyanensis is a highland plant. It should be grown in highland or intermediate conditions. I have not grown one however. Yet. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

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    Jebb & Cheek say 1350-1800 m which puts it roughly in the vicinity of N. ventricosa (1200-1500m) but probably would desire temps a bit cooler.

    That said, I've had an N. sibuyanensis since about August in intermediate temps, 80%+ humidity, 400W metal halide lighting. It doesn't seem to be growing very well in this chamber alongside other plants who do just fine (N. truncata, maxima, sanguinea, assorted hybrids, etc.). No pitchers since arrival and maybe 3-4 leaves in that time. So I am thinking to moving it to the highland chamber when I get the new (bigger) model designed and built this winter.

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    I have had mine in highland (headed towards ultrahighland because o the weather) conditions and it grows really well. Four flourescent light fixtures, 80% humidity, 20-25C in the day, and 2-9C at night. The growing point on mine broke in shipping, but it continued developing pitchers that were already buds. One has already opened, two more are developing, and there is a new growth nipple (all of this in three weeks!). My pitcher grew between two pots, so not much coloration, but I think it is very pretty- here's a pic.

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    That's awesome. I had N. vogelii turn black during shipping in the growing point and nothing happening yet [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

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    Hi,
    Thanks for the replies. I will keep it in highland conditions, well, same as Trashcan, now ultrahighland from the temps. Outside last night at my house reached 10*F, and inside was cold too! (Though not that cold.) Thanks again, and very nice plant Trashcan!!!
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    Dear all:

    The majority of the nepenthes species from the Phillippines are either intermediates or lowlands. The word Highland does not apply for the following:

    argentii
    ventricosa
    phillippinensis
    petiolata
    mindanaoensis
    truncata.

    Despite the fact that the majority of these have been previously described as highlands with the exception of phillippinensis, mindanaoensis, and truncata.

    The only real highland species from the philllippines is N. sibuyanensis. Thus, intermediate conditions won't suit this particular species.

    Gus

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    I have to disagree gus, I would also place N. petiolata and N. argentii in highland conditions. Supposedly N. argentii does better with more airflow and cooler temps which is the exact opposite of what your describing. Are you grouping these plants based on your own expierences and observations or just due the elevation at which they are found?

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