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    Highland vs lowland

    Could use a little clarification on this. I thought highland Nepenthes had to be in a tank for humidity but I also so lowland set ups. Should they both be in one or am I just confused?

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    The main difference between highland and lowland environments is temperature, not humidity. Lowland plants are considered less tolerant of low humidity levels as well.

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    Agreed. If anything you'll find that highlanders grow better in your average household conditions than a lowlander. Generally most plants can adapt to the humidity you'd find in a house. Most plants can adapt to humidities that are much lower than they'd experience naturally if light and temperature are ok. We have the heater going most of the time, dropping humidity down to 30-40% and the plants do fine.

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    So I'm guessing that highland wouldn't do well outside during the summer. It can get quite worm in CT.

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    I wouldn't say that. Ultrahighlanders would probably not survive the average summer but the majority of highland plants probably can survive. I grow my plants in Long Island during the summers and they can survive the hottest days with lots of water and shade.

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    Is it good for them to be outside or would the be better off inside?

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    The plants may survive, but they will not grow well during a hot summer. It's better to keep the temperatures down close to the normal growing conditions for the plants if at all possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nimbulan View Post
    The plants may survive, but they will not grow well during a hot summer. It's better to keep the temperatures down close to the normal growing conditions for the plants if at all possible.

    Inside with AC it is

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