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    Look at this deal from ebay! I bought a N. Lowii, and N. Bical for $40.00 including shipping. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]




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    Looks like they'e both nice sized, especially the N. lowii who is a very dificult and slow grower. Any idea how big they are?

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    YOU!!!!!!!!!!
    YOU WERE THE ONE tHAT GOT THEM!!!!

    I was going to go after the bical...but then decided not to because I wanted to get a bigger one and it looks like its one of those sri amen ones... I want a marudi

    But man you got a deal!!!

    Congrats.... post some pictures of them when they are in your possesion
    https://www.instagram.com/hull.jess/ (I post pics of my plants there)

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    Due to popular reputation that the N. Lowii is hard to grow, it really isn't. I did alot of reasearch and question asking, including the person who is selling the plant, and they all said that these plants are quite easy to grow. While they are smaller they can be grown as intermediates, as long as temps don't go above 75* for long. Also, another key factor is to grow them a little dryer then usual or their roots will rot.
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    They are "easy" if you have the proper conditions for them which are as follows

    N. bicalcarata needs lowland temperatures and conditions:
    day 85+*F nights 70+*F
    Anything cooler and it will not grow as fast, it may survive cooler but not be all it can be.

    However, N. lowii needs cooler conditions daytime temps no higher than 85*F (my highlanders don't like it above 80*F) and nights MUST be no higher than 60*F preferably 50*F. This is a biological requirement for montane Nepenthes that they receive cold temps at night year round. Anyone who has told you otherwise (like N. lowii can survive in warmer night temps) is misleading you and I hate to hear about that.

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    Drier? I've always heard lowii liked it around "typical nep" or maybe even a hint wetter. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img] When I post my photo gallery soon, you should see the results of those conditions and what to look forward to! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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    Yeah, that's perfect, because I keep a big ice brick thingy in the terrainium each night to cool down my highland plants which gets down to the 60's [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] .

    My Bical though, I think I'll try to slow down it's growth since my growth space is small. In the corner of my terrainium it stays ALOT warmer since the heaters over there, and at night the ice block's on the other side so the cold temps wont affect it. We'll just have to see how it does. MY N. Amp is growing fast so far in my terrainium.

    Oh, yeah I got the information regarding the N. Lowii from the guy who grows his neps outside in California and in the pictures they sure do look healthy.
    The guy who emailed me the care instructions was giving the info more on your side, stating that when small they can take more temp fluctuation, but as they grow bigger they need true ultra highland conditions. With the rate that it grows I wont have to worry about that anytime soon. By then who knows how many Neps I'll have then! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]
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    so you're going to be growing your bical ins somewhat of an intermediat perameter?[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]?? say it isn't so!?!?! they like hot temps during the day and warming temps at night with consistantly high humidity.

    aww man I hope I misunderstood your post because you got yourself a really nice bical and I'd hate to see it be grown in anything less then ideal lowland conditions.... (>_<)!!!!
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