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    Looking great Brokken......as always!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by massmorels View Post
    Does it get lots of direct sunlight? I'm just trying to think of the best place to put mine when I start assembly. I'm growing mostly H/L's too.. so I figured I'd ask all the questions I can.
    It gets a lot of sunlight. Too much really. Temperatures can soar above 100s which is deadly to the helis and neps. The best place to put one intended to grow one or the other or both here in Cali would be a place that gets dappled or bright shade... This is my observation here in California though, your own conditions will dictate what is best for you.
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    Yet more plants from the greenhouse:

    xMorganiana:


    xRokko:


    Truncata x (aristo x ventricosa):


    Veitchii x maxima:
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    so what do you do to keep it cool enough in there for neps, especially lowlanders? Thats my problem, it is already 108 degrees outside, nearly 130 degrees inside the greenhouse!

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    Well, to call it a greenhouse is not completely accurate: In the winter it does function beautifully as a greenhouse - maintaining the temperatures in the 70's during the day and with the help of a heater at 50 during the night.
    In summer, during the day I have the exact same problem that you do: Temperatures in the 90s and even hotter temperatures inside the greenhouse. I had to resort to shadecloth (75% opacity) and a swamp cooler to maintain the temperature in check effectively turning it into a shade house. During the dog days of summer, I am lucky if temperatures in the GH stay below 90. Nights are never a problem in the Bay Area. Sometimes they will go down to the low 60's and 50's and I think that this coupled with my temperature reduction measures during the day make it tolerable for the highland species - though they show obvious stress during this time - which manifests in slower, curled growth. Shadecloth will definitely help cut down on temperatures, it's also important to spray the neps with water during these times and also turn on the swamp cooler.

    I hope this helps!
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    Yet more stuff from around the house:

    Ventricosa x aristolochioides:


    Eymae:


    Lowii x campanulata:


    Sibuyaensis x talangensis:


    Singalana:


    Aristolochioides:


    Jamban:


    Lowlander1:


    Lowlander2:
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    i like your fuzzy aristo. awesome neps.

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    N. campanulata


    Clipeata x (clipeata x eymae)


    Jamban


    Assorted pings:




    Assorted Helis:





    Greenhouse pics:




    Last edited by Brokken; 08-16-2010 at 04:51 PM.
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