Manny, my conditions are like Duckking's summer nearly year round except for the October-January period with a lot more rain and overcast skies. Perhaps my N. ventricosa from BE are still young plants and they more less fussy about the heat. I'll just have to see how they do for me when they mature.

Any other highland and they look exactly like Duckking's N. mikei after a while. N. muluenesis x lowii is still alive after 9 months but for three quarters of the time, it is just leaves without any pitchers.