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    Yay for lowe's!! i got a HUGE D. Adaele in one of those cubes. I was going to take the top off but then i realized this sudden drop in humidity could make it look just terrible! so how can i acclimate it to a window sill without it looking terrible? same thing with my D. Capensis. i want them to be dewy and redden up but i need help. any suggestions?
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    The best way to acclimate plants that are in those cubes is to open it up very slowly over a period of time. Try opening it a little and sticking something thin, like a peice of mulch or a pen cap, between the lid and the base. Leave it like that for a few days and then then try opening a little more. You just have to do it slowly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (glider14 @ May 30 2006,1:47)]Yay for lowe's!! i got a HUGE D. Adaele in one of those cubes. I was going to take the top off but then i realized this sudden drop in humidity could make it look just terrible! so how can i acclimate it to a window sill without it looking terrible? same thing with my D. Capensis. i want them to be dewy and redden up but i need help. any suggestions?
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    So you got a capensis from lowes too?

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    I should go to lowes, all the plants ive gotten from those places die too easily(expt vft)
    Try geting a piece of plastic rap and replace the top with a thin sheet. Poke one hole every day with a pencil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Nickz123 @ May 30 2006,2:49)]The best way to acclimate plants that are in those cubes is to open it up very slowly over a period of time. Try opening it a little and sticking something thin, like a peice of mulch or a pen cap, between the lid and the base. Leave it like that for a few days and then then try opening a little more. You just have to do it slowly.
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    That is dead on. Exactly what you should do.

    When I buy these plants, I open the lid but I leave it on and "turn" the lid just a little so it is just barly open. Every day I "turn" the lid a little more to help aclimation.

    If you just take off the lid completly the plant will look dead in just a few minuets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (CopcarFC @ May 30 2006,8:01)]
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Nickz123 @ May 30 2006,2:49)]The best way to acclimate plants that are in those cubes is to open it up very slowly over a period of time. Try opening it a little and sticking something thin, like a peice of mulch or a pen cap, between the lid and the base. Leave it like that for a few days and then then try opening a little more. You just have to do it slowly.
    Good luck.
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    That is dead on. Exactly what you should do.

    When I buy these plants, I open the lid but I leave it on and "turn" the lid just a little so it is just barly open. Every day I "turn" the lid a little more to help aclimation.

    If you just take off the lid completly the plant will look dead in just a few minuets.
    ah how true.

    no i didnt get capensis from lowe's but it has been in a cube for a long time. thanks you all!
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    Blehhh.. if you want to drag out the acclimation process for days or weeks.. the above mentioned methods are the way to go. In my experience, D. adelae is about as bomb-proof as you can get. Yank the top off, dig it out, and plant it in a 4 inch pot in an open tray. If you break any roots in the process, cut them into about 1 inch pieces and pot them up too.

    D. adelae prefers artificial light so under fluorescents is what I recommend, but if you have a window that does not get any direct sunlight, that should work fine.

    Keep it watered, but not severely wet, and in a few months you will have a pot so crammed full of plants that you won't know what to do with them.

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    I guess it works different depending on what kind of environment you live in. I tried the yanking off top and letting the plant just do its thing in open tray by a East windowsill. Room humidity was around 50%. It stopped dewing after 2 weeks and now the mother plant is as dried up as it can be. It started sprouting plantlets near its base after I replaced the humidity dome. A similar plant I have at home never had its dome removed and it's still dewing quite nicely and is also sprouting plantlets.

    In my experience, D. adelae from Lowes isn't bomb-proof and tends to go into shock quite easily. D. capensis is a different matter.

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