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    Has anyone had success with capensis? The Savage Garden says they're very easy to grow and all, but this doesn't seem to be the case.

    By the way, Cindy, have you been to the Redhill market lately? Any idea whether the uncle's brought in any new neps?

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    Is it ok to put d.capensis in air con rooms?maybe it will grow better if its not so hot...also what uncle are you talking about in red hill market?i bought a nep for $4 there from an auntie there ... but i didnt see any uncle
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    The only capensis doing okay in my collection is a specimen purchased from Hong Yee about two months back. This small specimen is place under a transparent cup in an effort to increase the humidity and now grows and dew very well. The plant is plalce at the corridor where it is very windy and the humidity is low. If you wish to try this method, please watch out for fungus, which can easily grow without you noticing.

    This specimen gets full sun for about three hours in the morning. So, I think heat might not be a serious problem. Humidity could be the issue here.

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    Yes, I was thinking about humidity...unfortunately because my pots are large, I have no real means of increasing the humidity, unless I put them all in a large tank.

    wezx, look at one of the earlier posts. There was a long thread about the Redhill uncle.

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    For larger pots, I will go to the hawker centre and look for stalls selling fishball noodles or other liquid-based food and do a take away. After finishing the food, I wash the container several times to get rid of the oil and dry the container. After that, just put the container over the pot and voila! Instant humidity. The largest takeway bowl that i have seen to date is from a Korean stall at the food court at United Square. Get the Bin Bim Bap. Quite good. Solves all your daily requirements for vegetables in one go!

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    But Singapore's relative humidity is like 98-99% right? Surely that is high enough?

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    Ah. You said the magic word: relative. I have a temperature and humidity meter that measures the highest and lowest temperature and humidity each day. I monitored both environmental factors for two months and was shocked to find out that the lowest humidity recorded was about 50%, with temperatures reaching a high of 40 degrees celcius. My growing area is very windy and gets a lot of late morning and early afternoon sun. This could explain why my sundews are not dewing unless I enclose them under plastic containers and cups to increase the humidity. You can buy these meter at the local fix-it shop (but not at ACE though). Pearl Centre has a stationery shop that sells one of these unit for about S$35. Get one of these to determine whether their growing area has the ideal growing conditions for the plants. With these kind of humidity and temperature, I should be growing Lithops and cacti.

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    I just looked at the weather forecast for Singapore. The humidity is over a range... from 65% to 95%! I've always thought it was a uniform high 90s percentage... guess that is shattered now. I'd better check on the humidity in my area. That could explain why my N.ampullaria, Rafflesiana and Atala aren't pitchering!

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