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    No, not high temps. Cool temps and high humidity. This needs high humidity when young. As it ages and grows older you can accustom it to lower humidity.

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    ...cool temps...high humidity...ok! how do u think i can set something up that will give it those requirments?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nepenthes gracilis View Post
    No, not high temps. Cool temps and high humidity. This needs high humidity when young. As it ages and grows older you can accustom it to lower humidity.
    I dont know how critical high humidity really is for N. hamata. Mine grows in an uncovered tank under fluorescent lights. It gets whatever the humidity is in the room. Usually in the 40-50% range. Here are pictures from when I got it and today... as you can see it was VERY young when I got it.

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    I guess im trying to stress that high humidity is necessary with higher temps. For example if it was 85-90F with 30% humidity I'd say it'd be looking pretty bad.

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    Local humidity can be very different than ambient humidity, as well, especially if the plant is growing in something like LFS, or if you mist it regularly. Also, by my understanding, humidity becomes less important as the plant becomes acclimated, but can be pretty crucial for the first few weeks. I haven't really grown one of these before, though, so I can't say for sure.
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    Right now I got mine in a 5 gal tank on it's side with the pot covered in a mound of wet LFS. I have the window open at night so it's getting down into the 40's. Humidity is always no lower then 67 but getting about 95 at night. For lights I have right now a 65 watt floodlight with the power of 500 watts with something like 4,500 lumens that Seedjar told me about.

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    do u think that 3-60 watt floresant bulbs will b enough?

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    Only 4,500 lumens? A 20 watt bulb gives off 1025 lumens.

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