dmagnan wrote:1. I've read that these plants are very intolerant to cold, but nothing that I've found yet has defined "cold." For lowland Neps "cold" is basically anything below 70 right? Does anyone have experience with this plant in particular?
Not sure if it is a higland or lowland, but cold for highland would be something below or about below 45F.
For a Lowland nepenthes, cold is temps below about 60F i would say.
The max temps for hihglands or the temps that you should provide your plant for better growth would be around 85F-80F
The max temps for lowland nepenthes is 90F, or about there.
dmagnan wrote:2. I'm debating growing this plant outdoors, or (at least while it's small) indoors in a terrarium. Houston is pretty humid (80% in the morning, 60% in the afternoon, year round) and warm enough for most of the year. It would have to come inside for maybe 3 months during winter, but the rest of the time it could easily stay outside. Opinions?
Remember that nepenthes are not plants that appreciate tons of sun, however i have acclimated my neps to 6 hours of direct sun, and they can stand it!
I would say since neps like high humidity, grow it outside until winter comes, remember too that neps like a drop of temps at night every day, however mines get temps of 100F and the lowest it can get at night is around 70F, and they are growing just fine!
Since neps don't like that much sun to thrive like a VFT for exmaple, suring winter it will do fine in a sunny windowsill. Or if the window if you do grow it inside all the time it gets enough filter sun, then grow it indoors.
Also grow it in all LFSM, that's the perfect media for neps to keep humidity up, and keeps the roots moist but not wet, since they don't like to sit in water, so becareful with that too.
Let me know if you need more help, and i send the SASE today!