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    OK, so my N.hamata came today. I was wondering if these conditions would be fine for it.
    Humidity- 85% during the day and 90% at night.
    Temp.- 70F during the day and 55F at night.
    Also, any tips on growing it would be appreciated.
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    Humidity during the day might be too high, but that really relates to how much light your plant receives. More humidity = more light. This has the advantage of

    1. literally giving your plants the amount of light they appreciate while keeping humidity high, hence their growth is vigorous, and

    2. Despite the high humidity, light hardened plants have the required cuticle to withstand drops in humidity (when cleaning out terrarium, trimming, etc.).

    Your temperatures sound about right! You can go a little warmer during the day from time to time, and 50F at night won't hurt the plant.

    Have fun and good luck, it's one fun species to grow!

    Cheers
    Amori

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (shokuchuu @ Mar. 13 2006,8:52)]Humidity during the day might be too high, but that really relates to how much light your plant receives. More humidity = more light. This has the advantage of

    1. literally giving your plants the amount of light they appreciate while keeping humidity high, hence their growth is vigorous, and

    2. Despite the high humidity, light hardened plants have the required cuticle to withstand drops in humidity (when cleaning out terrarium, trimming, etc.).

    Your temperatures sound about right! You can go a little warmer during the day from time to time, and 50F at night won't hurt the plant.

    Have fun and good luck, it's one fun species to grow!

    Cheers
    Amori
    I can lower the humidity some if that might be a problem. The plant is about 2.5 inches in diameter, and is very healthy. Could it handle 80F during the day?
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    Hi Dewy,

    I'm glad to see you're shooting for proper environment! 70-80*F is what my highland plants experience on average but sometimes the days are only 60-65*F and they keep on truckin. My nights are anywhere from 40*F (winter) to 60*F in the hottest days of summer when even the ac won't get the terrarium down to 55*F at night. Some plants don't like the 60*F nights in August but hamata doesn't seem to mind so bad maybe dropping a few oldest pitchers. In good temps and with plenty of moisture I've had N. hamata pitchers last almost a calendar year only to be wiped out by a summer heatwave.

    My humidistat is set just under saturation so the terrraium is filled with thick fog (can't even see the plants) every 15 minutes or so. Then after the fog burns off the humidistat turns the ultrasonic humidifier back on.

    The main thing to watch for in highland chambers is overwetness. You must make sure your soil drains through rapidly but holds moisture and you have moist air. The minute you notice the soil is taking too long to drain you need to repot or risk root rot. Think of how fast an orchid pot normally drains, shoot for that with highland Neps. Also have some kind of air movement, small fan or whatever as this will help cool the plants and the air and will ensure that no "dead spots" develop where humidity gets trapped will cause any rot or fungal outbreaks in a crowded terrarium.

    Bright light will not only give you sturdier leaves but your plants will be far more colorful and grow far more rapidly than merely subsisting on a couple 20W tubes.

    Best of luck, N. hamata is a very fun and quick species to grow! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    Yo Dewy,
    Where did you get your hamata?
    thanks
    Jeff

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    Not to hijack this thread but...

    Could I possably grow something like a Hamata or would it be a waist of time and money?

    My indoor conditions...

    During summer- 90's day/70's night
    During winter - 50's day/ 30's night

    I can keep humidity around 60-70% most of the time. So far, Ventrosa-trada, J. Finn, and Raff's have survived these conditions.
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    Dewy,
    Enjoy your N. hamata. Josh covered growing parameters very well. It's a great plant! Pitchers are fantastic, have a great pitcher to lamina size ratio, and the pitchers are very long lasting - had some go past 12 months.

    Good growing,
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (fischerCP @ Mar. 13 2006,10:05)]Yo Dewy,
    Where did you get your hamata?
    thanks
    Jeff
    PM me and I will give you the link.
    dewy
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