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Api's Grow shelf!

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Happy hour..
Hey guys! I finally did it! Its not much now (plant wise), but I hope to continue to grow more and more and update a lot. Here's what I was up to tonight:
The shelf:
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/92966415@N07/8451587483/" title="Growshelf by Mr.FluffyKinz, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8512/8451587483_df574a4bf4.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="Growshelf"></a>
The only plant I have....for now. D. Madagascarensis
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/92966415@N07/8451601711/" title="D. madagascarensis by Mr.FluffyKinz, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8528/8451601711_a6b50d729e.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="D. madagascarensis"></a>
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/92966415@N07/8452695448/" title="Closed by Mr.FluffyKinz, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8245/8452695448_7608662ae3.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="Closed"></a>
Nice, what temperatures are you getting? Do you plan on humidifying it?
Le humidifier on the bottom rack.

Temps are ~75-65 day, ~70-60 night.
If you want to grow (HL) nepenthes you should try to have a bigger temp variation.
wooooooo thats like mine but mine is smaller............................ im going to try putting fogger in somewhere because my huminity= 0.... also weird that you used exact same green colored duck tape....
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You call that small? What are you growing, N. rajah?
Alright, today temps have been a 60-70 all day. Is there anything I can do to make temps range more?
Are there any windows in there that you can open at night?
Not really.
  • #10
I don't think South African Drosera are going to like HL conditions. South American varieties will, but things like madagascariensis like warmer temps, like 70-80F.
  • #11
Really? That's not what I've been hearing.... Hmmm
  • #12
Hey everyone! I decided to update this thread when my new plants came in, so here it is!
D. madagascariensis-so proud of this guy. He looks so happy!
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/92966415@N07/8476885241/" title="D. madagascariensis 2 by Mr.FluffyKinz, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8377/8476885241_b84e447890.jpg" width="240" height="320" alt="D. madagascariensis 2"></a>
P. esseriana-I thought the guy just sent me a bunch of leaves before finally finding the plant. Trying to let it dry out a lot. Do you think I need to change the media? 1:1 peat:sand
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/92966415@N07/8477978214/" title="P. esseriana by Mr.FluffyKinz, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8385/8477978214_3490295902.jpg" width="240" height="320" alt="P. esseriana"></a>
D. adelae-Nice and big already
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/92966415@N07/8477979944/" title="D. adelae by Mr.FluffyKinz, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8242/8477979944_9aa7858768.jpg" width="240" height="320" alt="D. adelae"></a>
D. dielsiana- these guys need to grow
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/92966415@N07/8476889981/" title="D. dielsiana by Mr.FluffyKinz, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8237/8476889981_cf51b703b6.jpg" width="240" height="320" alt="D. dielsiana"></a>
Entire set up
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/92966415@N07/8476889981/" title="D. dielsiana by Mr.FluffyKinz, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8237/8476889981_cf51b703b6.jpg" width="240" height="320" alt="D. dielsiana"></a>
New humidifier-don't worry, it's in a make-shift spot. Soon it will be outside the set-up.
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/92966415@N07/8477982550/" title="photo (21) by Mr.FluffyKinz, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8100/8477982550_36e7bbfc7f.jpg" width="320" height="240" alt="photo (21)"></a>

Thanks everyone!
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For the P. esseriana, you might want to change it to more sand or perlite, maybe a little vermiculite mixed in, or to a completely mineral soil. That much peat rarely seems to bode well.
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Yeah, thanks. I was already discussing that in chat, and I'm getting some vermiculite and perlite to mix in.
  • #15
Nice pics! Looks like your plants are happy! :)
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nice work lots of luck , i like the completely enclosed grow chambers , you should have lots of fun and be able to grow all kinds of neps dews and pings in there, id just keep it to a mid range temp and humidity and grow intermediates to highland plants they seem to tolerate some warmth better than lowlanders tolerate the cold temps, though i grow a mix of all and have tried and failed with many before i found the plants that like me. LOL
  • #17
Alright everyone. I'm gonna stop updating this as frequently but I figured I had to prove that I can grow pretty well. Here are the pics:
D. admirabilis
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/92966415@N07/8508019013/" title="photo (24) by Mr.FluffyKinz, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8105/8508019013_5f6be12eea.jpg" width="320" height="240" alt="photo (24)"></a>
D. "aliciae" looking like hamiltonii
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/92966415@N07/8508027713/" title="photo (28) by Mr.FluffyKinz, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8383/8508027713_c4faca8135.jpg" width="320" height="240" alt="photo (28)"></a>
D. dielsiana dewing up nicely
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/92966415@N07/8508027931/" title="photo (30) by Mr.FluffyKinz, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8517/8508027931_773bcda7f7.jpg" width="320" height="240" alt="photo (30)"></a>
D. madagascariensis; it actually caught those on its own
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/92966415@N07/8508019473/" title="photo (26) by Mr.FluffyKinz, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8385/8508019473_26dec49ceb.jpg" width="320" height="240" alt="photo (26)"></a>
I have 2 new orchids; both Dendrobiums. One I last the tag on unfortunately.
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/92966415@N07/8509126442/" title="photo (23) by Mr.FluffyKinz, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8106/8509126442_0266ea1530.jpg" width="320" height="240" alt="photo (23)"></a>
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/92966415@N07/8508019325/" title="photo (25) by Mr.FluffyKinz, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8238/8508019325_a8b2cbc782.jpg" width="320" height="240" alt="photo (25)"></a>
And to end the fun, the entire setup:
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/92966415@N07/8509135448/" title="photo (29) by Mr.FluffyKinz, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8373/8509135448_003024ba84.jpg" width="320" height="240" alt="photo (29)"></a>
  • #18
That looks pretty aliciea to me. Hamiltonii seems much flatter to me and the leaves more rounded and less wedge shaped. That admirabilis is a good looking plant.:-D
  • #19
Now I am torn. I see what you mean.
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If you think its aliciae I'll take your word for it. Yeah I was really happy with the admirabilis. Sorry about the small pics. I'll change that next time around.