Hi everyone! Ive always been thinking about growing a highland nepenthes, but I am not sure if they are suitable to the climate in where I live, as i probably won't be allowed to invest in a highland chamber for a while. I live in New South Wales in Sydney (Australia) and summer temps can get quite hot. I am wondering which highland nepenthes will be a good starter plant for me, preferably one that can take a wider range of temperature (especially summer heat) that'll be hard to go wrong with. The main difficulty for highlander care is the summer heat, and I've also heard that nepenthes will stop pitchering if they're moved into different spots and need time to adapt to their new surroundings. Having highlands in winter is no problem as I can leave it outside for most of the time in my greenhouse. My greenhouse is just a cheap walk in one but it has 50 shade cross hatching and a UV resistant covering. I've apparently heard that Diatas and Singalana are the easiest highlanders to grow, but no highlander can really be called easy.
I will admit that I do not have such a big nepenthes collection and therefore do not have a great amount of experience. I still consider myself a beginner. I currently grow only a ventrata, which has been doing fairly well. If highlands are not suitable for where I live, do recommend some beginner nepenthes species that'll be good for me to slowly expand my collection with (preferably ones that can take a wide temperature range like ventrata). Im looking for more beginner friendly nepenthes that are quite toothy on the peristome and wings if there are even lowland versions of hamate looking pitchers existing.
Let me know what you think, Thanks!