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    I know a Grower here in Sweden who grows his highland neps..Not the ultra...At 25 C dat and 20 C night....he has grown em this way for a long time..So why does everyone say that they must get below 18 C night!![img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]
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    When people list day/night temperature they are often listing the ideals for a particular group. This does not mean plants won't grow at all with less than ideal conditions. Many collections have a mixed number of plants from all different altitudes. Mountains don't suddenly go from lowland with one set of temperatures to intermediate with another set and then highland with another. It gets progressively cooler!

    The trick is to find what temperatures work best for your own collection! This may not be true highland temperatures if your collection has some intermediate and lowland plants in it. Most of us can't seperate out all the different plants and give each individual one exactly the temperature range it would prefer.

    btw for the nonmetric folks 25C = 77 F/20C = 68F

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    OK because I was told that I couldnt grow highland neps because my temp range is 27C(80F) day and 20C(68F) night
    they told me that would die within 6 months...
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    The term highland is a very broad generalization. You would have to be more selective but there are plenty highland/intermediate/lowland that do fine with your intermediate temperatures.
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    Ok...can u suggest some of them?? exept alata and maxima...
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    Jeez, there are a lot of them from all three categories. In fact, the list that I wouldn't try is smaller than the list I would. Just stay away from the ultra highlanders like N. villosa, N. aristolochioides and the like, or the ultra-lowlanders like N. northiana. Also, just about any hybrid would do fine.

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    ventricosa,veitchii, truncata (highlander),eymae and many more...
    All of the above are, in my experience rather forgiving highlanders and easy to grow, even without a dramatic temp' drop like ultra highlanders would need.
    And like Capslock said, hybrids would do fine.

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    Ok...thanks...But is it intermediates or??
    Can I grow every intermediates that way because there is like 5 million hybrids that are intermediates....I would also like to know more pure speicies thx for those u mentioned...could u give me some more??
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