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    I just got some greenhouse space as well at Cornell, though not nearly as much. Day/Night temps are 75f/60f, so I'll be growing intermediate/highland Nepenthes. I just moved my first plants in yesterday(N.spathulata x bongso, N. spathulata x tentaculata, and N. spathulata x (maxima x(talangesis x tobaica)). They are still small, so I might have pics in a year or so. Hope it turns out half as good!

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    Beautiful plants. Do the Sarracenia ever go dormant in there?

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    Sort of. The lows never drop below 65F at night. They will keep pitchers until december, and then usually they'll get slightly brown but stay mostly green and photosynthetic. They stop growing, too. Then, in mid-Feb, two full months before anything happens to my Sarrs at home, they'll begin to bloom and leaf out. Their dormancy must be strongly photoperiodic, because they never get the appropriate temp cues. As far as I know, some of the Sarrs have been in that exact room/conditions 20 years or more and are still living and blooming regularly.

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    Oh wow...I guess rest is all that is needed and not necessarily really cold full on dormancy! That is interesting to know. Especially with a potential double-decade worth of evidence that it doesn't shorten the plants' life span.

    Great pics and ultimate jealousy on your work environment!
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    So, I keep promising to take more photos. All I've shot so far is what I personally curate. We have an entire separate greenhouse chock full of everything you could imagine. Here's the first room where we keep the primitive plant collection. It represents ~3 billion years of land plant evolution. Almost everything since algae has developed in the past 450 million years.

    We have more Welwitschia mirabilis than almost anyone else in the world. I don't get to grow that greenhouse but I have gotten to raise the babies we get each year. Sometimes a male and female cone and we get up to 30 seedlings.

    http://s960.photobucket.com/user/kev...ary/Greenhouse
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    That N. x Dyeriana is beautiful! Hopefully someday I will find somebody with a cutting of that to spare. Such a lovely greenhouse.

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    Edit: Switched photos around--left dead links so replacing with generic link to my album: http://s960.photobucket.com/user/kev...ary/Greenhouse
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