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    Hey guys, does anybody have experience with N. 'Miranda'? I'm thinking about getting one, and I need to know if I can keep it with my outdoor plants (VFTs and Sarrs), since that's the only place I can keep it (29-gal grow chamber nowhere near big enough). During the summer, day temps can reach 100F. and night temps are around 70 or 80, high humidity all around. During the winter, humidity is still high with day temps going as low as 40 or as high as 60, and night temps can get down to, at the coldest usual temperature, mid-30s. Freezes and frosts at points throughout the winter, but I usually put the outdoor plants in the garage for those. Full sun all day during the growing season, and if I get the Nep, it could easily hang from the underside of the top shelf on which the other CPs sit. The outdoor CPs get a dormancy from late November to mid-February.

    I need to know if N. 'Miranda' will do well in these conditions. Thanks!
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    I have a N. miranda I bought at Kroger last year... probably from the same tissue culture lab that sourced yours.

    IIRC, N. miranda is a highland hybrid.

    I grew it outside in the Houston heat last year, in the shade of a tree.

    It did OK, but it lost most of its big pitchers, and has been slow to produce new ones.

    I am now growing it inside, in normal A/C conditions (ie, not very humid), and it produces 1-2 pitchers at a time.

    The 2 varieties of N. coccinea I bought at the same time have been much more prolific pitcherers.

    I'd look around and see if they have any other plants. If they have the N. miranda, they very likely have the N. coccinea, and if you can only get one, IMHO, the N. coccinea is easier.
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    oh geez, be careful they get monstrous!!!

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    So would N. 'Miranda' not do well outside here?

    Size isn't an issue.. if I get it and have it outside hanging from the underside of the top shelf, where my VFTs and Sarrs are, there will be no size restrictions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (FlytrapGurl @ June 07 2005,2:26)]So would N. 'Miranda' not do well outside here?

    Size isn't an issue.. if I get it and have it outside hanging from the underside of the top shelf, where my VFTs and Sarrs are, there will be no size restrictions.
    It did well enough outside for me, and inside.

    It grows slowly, and pitchers rarely, at least in the conditions in which i grow it, and judging by the size and color of the leaves, it is very healthy.

    Go for it.
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    Okay... one more thing: dormancy or no dormancy? And if no dormancy, would it do well outside during the winter with regular watering and sunlight and not be affected by the winter temps?

    Since I just found out full sun all day would probably not be good for it, I figure I can rig up a way to hang it from the overhang out back where it would get morning sun. Top-watering with no tray is good, right?
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    it's a nepenthes, so no dormancy.


    you can bring it inside when it get's too cold.

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    What's "too cold"? What's the minimum temperature it can easily withstand? Also, there's nowhere in this house I can put it where it can hang and get sunlight. Although I could possibly hang it on the screened-in back porch during the day in the coldest parts of the winter and move it to the storage room or garage at night.
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