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    Thanks all for the advice.

    I have had N. miranda and N. coccinea for almost a year, and they've done very well. Especially the N. coccinea; it prolifically produces pitchers. The N. miranda has only produce 2-3 new pitchers in the same time. I have them in my house, at typical AC household humidity levels.

    I also ordered from PFT (but not yet recieved) N. rafflesiana and N. ventricosa.

    I got for free (as a gift for a book oder that was late) a N. ephippiata.

    From Black Jungle I also ordered N. bicalcarata (maintaining high humidity won't be a problem. What temperature range does this one tolerate?) and N. ampullaria.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (rattler_mt @ Mar. 26 2005,1:50)]personally i find low elevation highlanders far easier than true lowlanders. N. bongso and a highland form of N. veitchii are thriving in my house with lil extra effort from me.
    What other species fall into this category?
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    N. bicalcarata can take nothing but hot hot hot hot temps! Keep the temperatures in the high eightys to ninetys in the day time and down to around 65-70F at night. lots and lots of humidity is also a must.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (nepenthes gracilis @ Mar. 27 2005,4:44)]N. bicalcarata can take nothing but hot hot hot hot temps! Keep the temperatures in the high eightys to ninetys in the day time and down to around 65-70F at night. lots and lots of humidity is also a must.
    Oh, then it will be a perfect candidate for my top shelf!

    My growth chamber has 4 usable shelves; the top one has the highest temps and humidity; the temps are too much for some plants, so I really don't have anything growing up there.

    It's 90-ish during the day (when the lights are on), and 70-ish at night. 50%+ humidity (may be higher... I don't really trust the hygrometer in there now.)
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    get an electronic hygrometer. i dont think 50% is optimum, if enough at all.

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    I think bical could be ok in 50% IF it is consistently 50% not higher or lower. Higher is better but if it is jumping up then it must also drop back to 50% which the drop is what it hates.

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    Angry

    Its true that the n. merilliana is a total pain in the neck. -_-
    I've had that plant for almost a year and that THING doesn't even wanna' pitcher! x_x It pisses me off everytime it produces a new leaf and nothing comes out of the tip except an uggly tendril. Man, if I weren't so caring I would burn the entire pot and flush the ashes down the toilet after using it. Oh well, might as well be patient and wait another 5 years or so...crap.
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