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Just wanted to share some photos of my neps and their progression. I grow my plants under LEDs. The problem I struggle most with is low humidity but it seems like really bright light helps harden my plants and sphagnum (resist drought). Ive built a second grow box to house larger plants though the lighting is pretty bad so the plants don't do as well as the top plants. I'm working on building a new led setup for my second larger grow box. I mostly grow hybrids, so I urge others to share how their plants are looking for comparison.Its great to see variation!







I fertilize with black coffee. Sphagnum tends to be greener in the summer.



N. ventricosa x ramispina sg. Only pitchers when not under the LED.






N. Spath x dubia




N. Spath x Camp







flash


N. (Spath x aristo) x Lowii













N. burkei x hamata. Its been growing two leaves at a time for some reason! I am not mad at all though :)







N. Izu x (truncata x camp)







N. belli x (thor x aristo)










I still have a few more plants to post but will continue when I have more time! Hope you guys enjoy!
 
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Thanks for the nice words. After finals I hope to take some more pictures :)!

Look very nice.

Are you using sphagnum only as growing medium?


There is about 3-5 inches of live sphagnum but under is a mix of dead lfs, charcoal, perlite and orchid bark.
 
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Hey all! Decided to make a video update this time! I hope you all enjoy it :grin:
 
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Really cool video. What a great way to show off your collection from multiple angles. The music was a good fit too.
 
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Really cool video. What a great way to show off your collection from multiple angles. The music was a good fit too.

Thanks Radagast! Yeah, I was shooting photos then was like lemme just film them! Next video will be a bit less shaky and less digitally stabilized lol!
 
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Spath x dubia






This trio has been staged expertly...






lowii x camp and (spath x aristo ) x lowii




lowii x mulu (thanks Paul)





slacker



sundew



lowii x veitchii



swan lake



bellii x (thorelii x aristolochioides)








maxima x aristo





izu x ( vent x sib x meril)







 
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Very happy lookin plants! Your succes in such low humidity is inspiring :) also is that a tiny hydnophyllum?

Thanks farmerton! I think so! The species is hydnophytum formicarum. I recently was able to get a potentially fertile pheidole ant to climb inside. Hope this species queen could make use of the semi-claustral chambers.


izu x (trun x camp)





amp x vent

 
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Those plants are amazing! Have you thought of posting the plans for how you made that? What kind of leds did you use?

I didn't plan on posting any thorough plans or anything. Though I did plan on posting some wide pics in a month or so when the whole setup is at prime movement haha (some nice pitchers growing in)! Did you have particular questions? I grow all the plants in individual hydro pots with styrofoam in particular places to help water movement. Everything is grown over an adjustable window screen for max drainage.
 

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I didn't plan on posting any thorough plans or anything. Though I did plan on posting some wide pics in a month or so when the whole setup is at prime movement haha (some nice pitchers growing in)! Did you have particular questions? I grow all the plants in individual hydro pots with styrofoam in particular places to help water movement. Everything is grown over an adjustable window screen for max drainage.
I was wondering, what kind of lights are you using?
 
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I was wondering, what kind of lights are you using?

Oh sorry about that. I use xpg2 leds. Warm white and cool white.



Some macro shots


Lowii x camp

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(spath x aristo) x lowii

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Light bouncing inside.
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Burkei x hamta

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ephippiata

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lowii murud

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vent x gland

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maxima x aristo

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truncata e

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lowii x veitchii

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gland x rob

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this one a secret

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