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    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    I think the LFS is very impressive!
    Lol! How 'bout the actual plant - or does it blend in too much with the moss? :P
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    LOL! Was there a plant in there?

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    Nice job, your temp range is perfect and the water level sounds great too. As Not a number says feed it heaps, that the most important thing. Iv grown it from seed and its sooooo slow but you have a nice established plant so you are lucky. It can take reasonably high temps if its growing well so dont worry too much. The part most people find hard is the dormancy which it must have.
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    Due to the usual temps in a Montreal summer, the basement has started to heat up, it is now 18*C during the day (about 65*F) and a few degrees more during the day, possibly (and probably ) passing 20*C (about 70*C).

    As expected after feeding, the plant didn't digest its food too well in the very high humidity, so it made a stunted and small leaf (probably due to the increasing temps as well).

    I'm repotting it into a bigger pot, so the Sphagnum moss can fit into the pot (it's been getting taller and taller, and overgrowing the plant). Also, I'm going to start using ice packs to keep the water cool, thus keeping the plant cool. During the night, I'll be placing the plant into a thermos cooler with ice packs, to lower the night temperatures sufficiently ( I do this for my Darlingtonia as well).

    Once it's time for dormancy, I get a 6 month break! Yay! LOL
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    germinated arcturi... now what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kinabalufan View Post
    Nice job, your temp range is perfect and the water level sounds great too. (...) The part most people find hard is the dormancy, which it must have.
    Hello! I am trying to grow this plant, and am not having much luck finding such information as recommended day and night time temps, and water and dormancy requirements.
    I used cold stratification and after only a month and a half, i have a number of seedlings sprouting. Im very excited to grow this beautiful species and dont want to make any stupid mistakes

    Also if anyone could share their techniques for keeping temperatures down that would be fun


    currently using natural light indoors with a nighttime drop of around ten degrees F
    still under saran using mostly misting, very little water in the tray

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    They have a short growing season when they need to be feed a lot can survive high temps (20-30c or 68-85f) is ok, in the summer, likes a drop at night. needs a winter dormancy when it will go back to a kind of hyberniculum. Likes to be kept quite wet in dormancy I just put mine outside and let them get frozen down to -6 or 21f or whatever on occasion. They need a lot of feeding during there growing season this will help them grow faster as they are incredibly slow growers. Hope that gives you some ideas. (I have a lot of seed of this in the refridgerator right now!) sowed some over the winter in my glasshouse too still waiting for them to germinate. Good luck
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