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    Why is it that so many people feel lowland conditions are easier than highland? I guess I understand the warm day cool night issues, but all I have are highland plants and they seem happy with living in my house.
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    Generally it is easier to heat to 80F than to cool to 50F. Highland plants do ok in houes as generally the night time temperatures do drop significantly. Lowlanders do fine also if they are enar a heat source. My lowland chamber is near the radiator and gets about 80F in the day and 76 at night. It really just depends what is easier for you to do.

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    Hey Darcie
    I understand what you mean, us being Nep growers in Michigan. I also have better luck with my ultrahighland Nepenthes than with my lowlanders. I basically put my highland terrarium next to the window (one layer closed, the other open). It gets cold in my room but hey, almost anything for the Neps.

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    Well, here in Nebraska, it is very cold outside(close to 0 F), but ultrahighlanders do not do well in my basement. The lowlanders do fine though. Go figure.

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    Well, indoors, most people have their temperature around 70F. Combine that with the heat produced by florescent lights, and you have nearly the correct temperature in the day when they are on, and at night when they are off. The lights can also produce enough humidity if you have standing water. So, under those conditions, the plants nearly take care of themselves.

    I have tried growing some plants outside of the terrarium. They definitely grow, but they do not always pitcher, and they definitely do not grow as well as they would in the terrarium. The humidity in my house is abysmal, and I don't have any windows facing the correct direction.

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    I find Highland Neps very easy to grow in the UK because of the warm temperatures during the day and a drop in temperature at night.

    Saying that it's gonna be freezing next week with possible snow on the way after having quite a mild Winter so far [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Growing Neps like I do - outdoors in summer and either hanging in a window or sitting under a fluorescent fixture with Cephs and orchids the rest of the time - climate determines the Neps I grow. Lowland Neps aren't good choices because of the low winter temps and humidity. But ultrahighland Neps are also a problem, because of warm summers. So I have highland and intermediate Neps. I have to be equally selective about orchids.
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    Considering I live in tropical Singapore, with a very lowland climate...well, you get the idea. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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