Highland Tropical Pitcher Plants (Nepenthes)
Highland Nepenthes species comprise more than 70% of the genus. They grow at elevations of 3,000 to 10,000 feet above sea level. This is above the lowland heat of the rainforest, the mountain climate can be considerably cooler and wetter, especially at night. They are hauntingly beautiful, their pitcher traps often as elaborate and gaudy as any artistic creation of humankind.
They can grow happily on a sunny windowsill, under grow lights, in a greenhouse or in a terrarium. They prefer daytime temperatures in the 70-80's with a nighttime drop to the 50-60's.