Hi All, I'm just wondering if anyone who has experience out there with Genlisea can tell me if I can grow the South American Genlisea, ie; aurea, violacea, lobata x violacea, under highland Nepenthes temperatures. My indoor greenhouse gets about 80 degrees F daytime, and 58 F night temps; since these plants are mostly from Brazil etc, I was wondering if they occur in montane conditions that would suggest this nocturnal cooling. I haven't seen anyone write anything regarding their habitat conditions, particularly their daily temp cycle, on the internet, after intense scouring. Anyone got any ideas. BTW, all the other factors in my growing setup are consistent with Highland Nep conditions, ie; moderate humidity, very high at night though, strong light, good ventilation and air movement, etc. Thanks to anyone who can help! Best, Nick Haywood, bluesboy
I have been growing G. hispidula, violacea, lobata, and lobata x violacea for several years in my unheated/uncooled greenhouse near Eureka, California, where summer temperatures in the greenhouse reach about 80 degrees F daytime and 50 F night. The plants apparently like these conditions because they readily spread and flower.
During winter, temperatures in the greenhouse occasionally reach freezing and these Genlisea have survived with no problem.