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    Can I grow this plant as a lowlander?
    I know rainforest guy have told me that I could but what do you other think?

    I have 33(91.4F) C Day and 24C(75.2F) night
    Need all the experience I can get...

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    Well since you asked what I think:

    I think that if these plants you keep asking about were meant to grow with lowland temperatures they would be found in the lowland.

    If you are unable to give highland plants a fairly cool night temperature. No 75 at night is not fairly cool, low 60's (or cooler) is. Then either give up with the highland plant idea all together OR give it a try realizing that most will either do poorly long term or simply die eventually.

    Sorry if this sounds mean but you really need to focus on other types of plants. Lowland or intermediate species and hybrids with some lowland influence, lowland x highland would be ok. I would rather see you find some plants you like in these groups and have success growing them well.

    For what it's worth N. burbidgeae (note the spelling) is at least more tolerant than most highland Nepenthes.

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    My conditions, for most of the year, are no lower than intermediate. Winters are like highland conditions, and summers very lowland. I live toward inland san diego by the way. Humidity here almost always above 50, unless it's unusualy dry outside. I have been able to grow everything satisfactory under theese conditions, exept ultra highlanders. The point is, the plants can adapt a little. Just ask Neps around the house .

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    ok because the guy im getting it from grows it as an intermediate at 32 day 24 night...but i just wonder if it would survive when it grows up..
    I would love to get a lowii hybrid..which would do fine then?
    Need all the experience I can get...

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    I know a grower in south Miami who had a N. burbidgeae in a greenhouse for several years. The greenhouse was not equipped with wetpads, but had large pulling fans at one end and a fantastic automated slat shading system over the top. . The slats were not laying on the roof of the greenhouse, but were located about a foot above the glazing, and they moved with the sun, creating a controlled degree of shading over the greenhouse. The result was a cooler temp inside, and it could be quite balmy and humid in there during the hottest Miami summer day. During the summer the burbidg would slow down, grow smaller leaves and pitchers and kind of pouted. Once the cooler weather would arrive, typically late Oct., the plant responded favorably. Unfortunately, all of this is gone now courtesy of Hurricane Andrew.
    Rainforest guy has uncanny success with highland Neps, so nothing is engraved in stone, but must warn that what Tony stated is what we've experienced, along with a number of other Nep growers here in Florida. It's one thing to keep it alive, its another for it to thrive. Why not grow some of the fantastic lowlanders that do great in warm climates...even some of the heat tolerant highlanders like maxima, sanguinea, ventricosa (not all clones -do homework first), and really grow them well. You could even specialize. Build a collection of ampullaria cultivars! There is nothing more beautiful than a well grown Nepenthes plant.

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    ok..then why does my albomarginata refuse to open its pitchers? it produces new pitchers but the lids stay closed.
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    Not knowing how it's being grown, I could make an educated guess. Possibly low humidity.

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    Well humidity never drops below 70%
    it has 33 C day and 24C night..
    its growing in 70%perlit and 30%live spaghnum.(because i got root root with the opposite and stopped growing but since i changed it it has started again..
    Need all the experience I can get...

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