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By BumpyEvergreen
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Humidity is going to be the main point as nepenthes prefer ambient above 60, though there are some nepenthes native to Australia mirabilis would be a good start and although tenax is native I wouldn't suggest it as I believe it is finnicky both of them are native to north eastern australia where it is warm and humid year round. If you can look up your temperatures monthly and average humidity start looking at small towns where nepenthes are native in Australia, India anywhere where it is dry and hot and match up climates, you can use inaturalist and look up nepenthes to see where they live and compare the monthly weather where they live to where you live, you'll want to look for the same latitude and remember coastal areas are warmer.

For instance madagascariensis lives in this town and the weather is as follows though the humidity is above 70% all year round.
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By Intheswamp
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rayhahahaha wrote: Thu Apr 04, 2024 6:36 am I had a nepenthes before and grew it outside however it sadly died so I'm wondering if it is possible to grow them outdoors in NSW Australia
Certainly, though you may have to bring them inside during cold or extremely warm weather. Look at the plant requirements and then compare to your local climate.
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By DragonsEye
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I grow mine (N maxima and a couple of poi dogs) indoors for most of the year. Mine have never seen the inside of a terrarium. For at least 6months of the year, the humidity in my apt is typically about 15%. They have all done just fine. So the take away here is — don’t assume that just because the plant is a nep, it is going to require high humidity. There are some that can handle a lot less humidity than you’d expect. So you might have to be willing to experiment a bit.
By AndrewC
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Certainly. I used to live in Springwood, middle blue mountains where summer temps often hit the 30's, even the 40's and humidity would fall well below 10%. Winter temps hit near frost level at night. I would grow mainly highlanders. One of the easiest I found was N. aristolochioides. During summer it would look a bit stressed and stopped pitchering, but other wise did exceedingly well in a large pot of spag moss ,outside by the front door - no other protection. Ended up with about a dozen plants.
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