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    Do you know any nephenthes species which would be good in a room-temperature terrarium?

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    N. sanguinea takes anything I throw at it - open tray, terrarium, outside...

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    depends on your room temperature. i have N. bongso, sibuyanensis, macfarlanei, and highland veitchii growing and pitchering at room temps in my kitchen. but we keep our house on the cool side at night cause we sleep better with it cool. before i put heat in my lowland tank everything but my speckled amp and bical x amp were doing fine. those two took off once they got heat but my lowland hybrids like Ile de France, Wrigleyana and Coccinea were growing fine although on the slow side. depends on your house but start out with hybrids and probably "highlands" from lower elevations like bongso, sanguinea, ventricosa and those and you should be fine.
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    What rattler_mt said. I currently keep all my highland Nepenthes in a little terrarium on the windowsill, and at night it gets mighty chilly (not uncomfortably) between the windows and the curtains.

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    All my Nepenthes (see below) live in a terrarium on my windowsill and all are alive and growing. Just try it!

    Nepenthes alata
    Nepenthes ampullaria
    Nepenthes bellii
    Nepenthes gracilis
    Nepenthes khasiana x tobaica
    Nepenthes [maxima x (maxima x northiana)] x (maxima x northiana)
    Nepenthes macrophylla
    Nepenthes rafflesiana
    Nepenthes rajah
    Nepenthes ventricosa x alataventrata )
    Nepenthes ventricosa x inermis
    Nepenthes xiphioides
    + several Nepenthes hybrids

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    I have found N.Maxima to be outstandingly tolerant, my house is very hot in summer and very cold in winter; not to mention really dry, terrarium is 40% humidity right now and Maxima is still pitchering...
    So does Sanguinea, but the pitchers are somewhat smaller and squatter.
    Two really bomb-proof species.
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    I forgot to mention one thing: If you give a Nepenthes 100% perfect conditions, it will grow like weed. But it won't die because the conditions are only 65% perfect, the growth will be slower. If you do not freeze your ultra-steam forest lowland species and if you not heat up the room with your ultra highlanders they will not die! Most Nepenthes can grow in the same intermediate setup. This is my personal experience (see above) but Andreas Wistuba told about the same in the forum of the German society.

    He said about 90% of the Nepenthes species can be grown together in intermediate conditions and he reported from successfully growing N. bicalcarata and N. lowii near together.
    Doesn't that sound good?

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    Yeah, I have N. aristolochioides and N. hamata happily pitchering in the same room with N. ampularia, N. albomarginata, and a whole bunch in between. Daytime temps hit 75-78 degrees, and nighttime goes down to 60 or a touch below if it's cold out. Everyone is happy!

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