View Full Version : Aightz...here goes!
07-04-2002, 12:24 PM
I emailed Tony stating i would like to purchase a N.hamata from him. This is how Im going to care for it:
Grow in a mix of: lava rock on the bottom, long-fibered sphagnum mixed with perlite on top. (unless plant is shipped potted http://18.104.22.168/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif )
Keep it in a covered tank to a humidity of about 88%+. It will get plenty of morning light.
At night, starting around 8PM, I will move the palnt into my garage next to a small window where it will get plenty of cool air.
anything else i should noe? Thansk-Zach
07-04-2002, 12:45 PM
Tony ships his plants potted I belive right Tony? http://22.214.171.124/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif SO no need to worry about what mix to pot it in yet. *http://126.96.36.199/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif *Otherwise your setup sounds good, what will be the low for the night? Should be around 65-60F or lower like 57-55F will not hurt it but be sure at LEAST it is in the 60's. Also have fun and be ready for an awesome plant!
07-04-2002, 02:43 PM
Great! once i get a reply from Tony, A new era of Neps will start with me! Oh yea, the garge gets about 57F-60F at nite.
07-04-2002, 02:46 PM
None of the Neps I got from Tony were potted but that is OK because they were packaged well and no plants were damaged. They arrived in better shape than the ones I can buy at the orchid shop locally (for twice the price). just have everything ready for potting up as soon as they arrive.
07-04-2002, 03:00 PM
As I said above I wasn't sure, but with some acceptions he may ship potted or unpotted. It all depends on plant price,avialiability,rarity,etc. But let TOny answer it for pete's sake! http://188.8.131.52/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif
07-04-2002, 04:41 PM
Boy you guys are great, you know all my answers already LOL!
Preferentially plants are shipped out of pot and wrapped in sphagnum (not bareroot). I think they pack and travel better this way, although I can ship in pot. I also feel it is important that the buyer pots the plants into a mix they are comfortable with rather than try growing the plant in my mix. They are more likely to do this when not sent in the pot. I have killed my fair share of plants because I did not repot them when they arrived prepotted. Not just Nepenthes.. so keep it in mind for just about any plant that you purchase that arrives in a mix that is not very similiar to your own.
A mix of lf sphagnum and perlite would be fine. Hamata does like a fair amount of sphagnum. I have grown them in pure sphagnum and they do fine. I have also grown them in a mix of fine coconut husk chips, perlite and sphagnum and they do fine but take longer to establish. A thin layer of lava rock on the bottom of the pot is optional.. If your worried about drainage because the plant will be in a terrarium then that's fine. Day temps 80-85 are fine, night temps around 60 is good.
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