Intheswamp wrote: ↑Fri Oct 06, 2023 2:41 am
I don’t know a lot about neps and I ain’t bashful about my ignorance. Them being lowland neps, does that mean they would be better suited for more warm and more humid conditions than highlands?
As a general answer: "yes"
I've found highland and lowland to enjoy the same overall level of humidity. But then again I give my highlands 95% humidity at night and 75% during the day. But lowlands generally prefer much warmer temps, with less variation in temperature from day to night.
There is also considerable variation from one "lowland" to another "lowland", and even within each species of lowland. I have two amps that do fine in my intermediate to highland conditions (BM x Red, and BM), along with a gracilis and graciliflora. I've also had some lowland veitchii that did fine. Meanwhile a bical I had straight up died in record time (was not happy), and a khasiana seems slow growing and unhappy. Go figure though, as if the veitchii and gracilis are happy, the khasiana should be more than happy. And if the lowland amp can make it, the bical should too. But with the variations in each variety, it's sometimes a grab bag.