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Thread: Macophylla, platychilda, jaquelineae

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    I'm looking into getting one of the above Nepenthes species, does anyone have any pointers?
    (Speed of growth, Humidity, Temperature)
    Thanks!
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    come one! Anyone? Please?[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]
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    Judging by your screen name, I'd assume you'd already have te answers to these. But since you are impatient and request help, I will help best I can.

    All are highland plants and require nights in the 50's(f) or 10 © range at night. Humidity, light should both be very good. Spped of growth for N. macrophylla is relatively fast. No expierence with the other two.

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    I was hoping for a little more specific info, but thanks on the info for the speed of Macrophylla.
    Even though i consider myself very knowledgeable for nepenthes, i don't know everything about all the species.
    Only Peter D'Amato knows everything about Nepenthes.
    But i can tell you a whole lot about many other species.
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    I doubt Peter does. Hes more of the VFT/Drosera expert. Talk to Jeff Shafer or Tony Paroubek if you want to know everything.

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    Actually, they're not all highland plants. Macrophylla is a highland plant, and so is jacquelineae. Platychila, however, is a true intermediate, being found at 900m to 1,400 m, so it doesn't need the type of night temperature drops as true highland species. Macrophylla, as noted, grows quite rapidly. Jacquelineae is much slower. I don't have much experience with platychila and we only have seedlings from Rob so they're way too small to give any reliable data on, but given it's altitidinal affinity and it's location, it should grow at much the same pace as vogelii, which is reasonably fast. Jeff Shafer would be able to give you substantive views on that one.

    As for humidity, all Nepenthes like high humidity, some are more temperamental than others, but humidity is a key ingredient to success.

    Anyway, I would not lump these three species into the same basket.
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    I did not know platychilla was intermediate. Good news for me down the road, lol.

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    I thought Platychila was a highland too...
    Anyway, thanks! I have heard that Macrophylla can grow on a windowsill, is that true? I get a drop in to the fifties at night in the winter, and low to mid sixties in the summer, i can keep the humidity above 70% at all times, is that good enough?
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