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    Cultivation of pygmy drosera help.

    I've been moving around for the time(since I moved to hawaii) I've stopped collecting CPs(I still maintain some).
    I will be moving to a place(humid,night 50 F drops,cloudy,trpical highland rain forest) Etc) where a N. Hamata or any ultra highlander could grow.
    But will pygmy drosera do well there,provided that I have some supplemental lighting? i'm just curious since I'm trying to get back into this hobby.
    This move will be temporary,I'm not sure how long so that is why I don't have tons of CPs.

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    i grow them under bright lights where it never gets over 80 during the day and never below 45. i keep them wet all the time but never waterlogged. it doesnt get very humid its usually around 40-60% but they probly could take higher humidity.
    hope this helps

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    Okay cool.
    I had these in Oregon and it got cool but since it rains 130+ inches growlights are my only option.
    Not growing these recently has made me forget their tolerances.

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    D. scorpioides will handle those temps fine. I've woken up a couple of mornings in the past, to discover mine had a bit of snow on them. I don't know if any other pygmies are that tough as I usually bring them in when the temps get to 38░F.
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    Change of plan(this shows how my life is in a blender)
    I'm going to be living in a lowland area that is way to hot for pygmies.
    Big reason why i have not bought CPs since I've been moving.
    Hawaii has huge climate variations within just 20 miles,
    so my highlanders could die if I move to a lowland area.
    My life will stabilize soon. Like 6 months !

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    I'm thinking that Hawaii and a lot of Australia share a very similar climate - hot and humid. Although there is more variation in Australia - hotter and drier, as well as colder.

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    My best results under twin flourescents (1 coolwhite/1 grolux) was by keeping the rosettes *nearly touching the bulbs* which kept them thrifty and intensely colored. This was in the colder months when temps in the 40F range was optimal and they were in tray water, most in 50/50 peat/silica sand.

    Summering outdoors and flowering abundantly, watering was reduced overall. For summer dormant sensitive species (most of the more rare species are in this category) I used to summer them under lights after natural photoperiod initiated dormancy. These species in a mix with higher sand to 70 oer cent, watered by immersing the pot in water for 10 mins. or so, aiming at a nearly dry surface but moisture available to prevent root dessication. A fan was also employed to increase air circulation. Nutrition is advisable if you grow only under lights, use blood worm meal or finely crushed fish food and mist lightly after feeding. Outdoor plants take care of themselves.

    Humidity is probably not an issue, although air circulation with higher humidity is probably optimal, and cooler temps will add vigor during the wet active growth period when gemmae are formed. Sow gemmae asap in the appropriate mix kept close to the lights and gently mist daily.

    Best wishes for success with these stellar plants!
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