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    The safest way is to move them outdoors so that they get full sunlight in the morning or late afternoon when it isn't as intense. For me, it's a humidity issue not so much a light issue. All the plants you mentioned I grow outdoors with no problems except for the truncata lowland. After the plants adjust for a few weeks or so then you can expose them to full sunlight. I've found that the larger plants once adjusted to outdoor conditions take full sun easier than the little guys. For some plants full sun will turn pitchers and leaves maroon red until the plant adjusts. I have a sibuyanensis in full sun that is completely maroon right now. I have another hybrid I got from Tony that turned completely maroon red leaves and all and still is red. So expect some changes until your plant settles in. And it will slow down dramatically in winter. Where you live and this time of year, you shouldn't have many problems doing this. Just keep 'em watered when the Santa Ana winds come to So. Calif in October!

    I only have one lowland truncata I tossed outdoors to experiment with. It hasn't done real well for me. It's my only plant so I can't really give a definitive answer. But I will say that it hasn't died and I suspect that it would do fine for you. I've kinda ignored my guy

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    Temperature drops for lowlanders aren't life threatening just as long as the day time temps get really really hot. I currently am growing N. northiana successfully with 80-90F in the day and 52F at night.

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    heres a pic of the lowlanders outside!



    here are the ones under shade!
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    My truncata started suffering in my lowland greenhouse, but perked up when I moved it outside under shade cloth. I'm pretty sure it was a soil issue - too dense. I have since repotted and moved it back into the greenhouse.

    Aren't those highlanders in your first pic - maxima, sanguinea and copelandii
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    the first pic, maximas are the only lowlanders. i want to try it outside as a highlander but in full sun. no leaf burn yet!
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    so here are some more pics of that windowsill maxima that i moved outside as a highlander a new pitcher that it produced outside!



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    here is another leaf that the truncata lowlander made while beeing outside. looks great and got some more color to it too!!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] also the maxima lowlander too with a great pic of the peristome! enjoy



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