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    my grandmother is getting me a gift certificate to another cp site and i want to get a few neps what would be the best lowland to start off with? what conditions will it need? thanx in advance [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    hot days, warm night. you can also grow some adaptable highlanders such as ventricosa as lowlanders, or hybrids like ventrata.

    pretty much any lowlander is a good choice if you know what your doing.

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    Well N.x hookerana(hookeriana),N.raflessiana,N.x coccinea,and N.gracilis all come to mind.

    They will all need the following conditions:

    Water: keep soil constantly moist but not soggy.Use only disstilled,rain or r\o water.

    Soil: Use a well drained soil devoid(or almost) of nutrients,a good mix is equal parts peat\perlite\fine orchid bark.

    Light: Diffused sunlight with little direct sun. They like a lot of sun but not a lot of direct sunlight.

    Temperature: daytime of 75-90*f,night of 60-70*f.

    Humidity: High at all times. You can mist them.

    I hope that covers it all

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    i had rafflesiana in mind i plan on getting ventricosa as a highlander, i wan at least one of each type to start i am also getting khasiana(cant spell it without looking), i was looking into gracilis as well what about alata? i plan on making a lowland terrarium with maybe a vft or two something simple.

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    Alata is good too. Well a vft won`t do particularily well on the hot temps and fixated photoperiod of a lowland terarium. Better to keep it outdoors and then bring it in on a cool windowsill for dormancy.
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    thanx for the advice, wouldnt a vft work if you just removed it every now and then? i think ill try a raff.

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    ampullaria is a good and interesting species. i would prolly stay away from bicals as they can get huge fast in the right conditions. raff's are excellent. look at some of the lowland hybrids too, there are some interesting ones availible x trichocarpa, x hookeriana, x wrigleyana, x mixta, x Miranda, x Ile de France and others are very interesting and good growers if you can find them.

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    you can grow the vft in the lowland setup during the growing season, but you must take it out for it's dormancy.

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