True, some areas of the country are less hospitable than others; and that grower must make some accommodations; but I have personally seen or heard about more wholesale failures from elaborate, over-humid, poorly-ventilated growing chambers over the years, than those plants less fussed over and treated as the very odd houseplant . . .
Last edited by BigBella; 11-21-2015 at 10:25 PM.
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-- Galileo "Biff" Galilei
Maybe using the bio-dome method would work to get small plants acclimated
This is how my hamata, vent. cream, and eddie grow--
Current conditions, it'll get up to at least 80 today again:
Yeah, that's no humidity. It hurts to breathe. I just watered the plants and left some standing water so I don't lose *all* of the pitchers, just most of them
This is the eddie in a 4" pot:
Its to the left of that caterpillar-eaten hamata, and the vent cream is in that same tray:
So--- Why are Edwardsiana and Hamata so incredibly expensive (generally) if they're easy to grow? Don't easy to grow plants get cheaper over time, because they are easier to reproduce?
I'm struggling to understand how some people can grow excellent specimens on windowsills, yet elsewhere gloom and doom is proclaimed. I took from this that replicating the natural environment of these plants is the best approach. But having seen BigBella's specimen, I'm beginning to wonder.
Sarracenia Addicted... Lover of all toothed Nepenthes.
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Keep it that way.