As many of you already may know, most of my plants are Highlands. N. ventricosa and N. sanguinea are my oldest plants and I always thought they were easy to grow, so much so that I feared lowland plants. However, my trip to the Meijer Gardens last month prooved tempting and I picked up an N. raffsomethingorother(sorry I have not memorised the spelling yet). Aside from lower humidity, the growing conditions for it and my highlands are identical. That is, it's generally cool with colder nights, but my N. raff is growing at an insain rate, almost as fast as my N. sanguinea (which has a very small window of "happy" growing conditions). It's already making traps that are LARGER then the ones it made while it was in the humid greenhouses of the Meijer gardens. What is up with this? I thought the difference in growing highlands and lowlands was mostly temperature based, not humidity. I know highlands are more picky about the high levels at night, but shouldn't both be fond of higher humidity overall?
Well, any imput you have would be great because I want to get some more lowlands (yay fanged monkey pot), but only if you think this is normal and my N. raff. isn't a freak... When I got it, I almost regretted it because it was sort of blah to me, now I look at it and it's become my most beautifull Nep with it's new gigantic bright red to burgendy gradient spotting over it's frilly pitchers (once my others recover it may loose that title however)... did I mention the traps are huge? Lol, sorry, I just can't get over the size increase.