Contrary to common belief, Nepenthes are not all jungle plants and shade-loving, but usually seek open, sunnier areas. While most grow in an area designated as tropical, many species grow at high elevations where temperatures are lower. For cultural purposes Nepenthes can be divided into two groups. The highland types, which account for about two-thirds of the species, grow at elevations greater than 3281 ft. (1000 m) where temperatures range from 50-70°F. (10-21°C). The remaining third of the species are the lowland type growing at elevations below 3281 ft. (1000 m) with a temperature range of 70-85°F. (21-29°C).
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