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Thread: New nep leaves are smaller

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    hmm...thats what I thought too....but all the pictures I have seen of rajah's in people's collection seem to grow leaves which are bigger than the last one. I mean its always growing as this is basically a baby compared to the adult. Even I agree that more leaves = more photosynthesis area...= more energy for plant

    well...my plan is to later PUT THE ENTIRE setup on top of a table in near a window like this when I go back to univeristy in sept.

    BTW...this was a pic of my room last acedamic year when I just got my new nepenthes.


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    Just wait, your rajah will start growing bigger leaves. Mine was making 3" leaves when I got it, then threw out a 1.5" leaf, and is now making 4" leaves...and I grow it in like 85+. In fact, I grow pretty much all my plants in the same tank...rajah, bical, talangensis, 2 northianas....its cuz i'm magic
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    I know it's shipping/transplant shock that is causing the smaller leaves, but there is insufficient light in the greenhouse. I have one of those 24" lights and it puts out very little light. the ramispina leaves should show at least a little bit of coloration. mine are purple.
    correct me if I'm wrong nep folks
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    hmmm... I guess then I will get an additional tube for the lowest shelf. My concern is that it will just heat up the entire greenhouse even more.

    Thanks for all the suggestions and help guys. I guess I just need to be patient and see how the rajah goes from here.

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    you can get a 4 ft fixture for the same price as a 24". why not get one and mount it vertically on the outside, thus not causing any increase in temp but providing more light for all shelves?
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    hmm....I guess then i will check out the fixtures. The cheapest I found was 15$. The gro sho tube is around 18$.

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    walmart, american lighting or something to that effect, in a red box, ss in a blue box for a few bucks more. they should be in the lighting section at wallyworld.
    very cheap, I have 2 of them, paid $7 a piece.
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    yeah theyre like $7 or $10 (i think) for the SS one...but hilariously enough that one always rusts on me faster than the others. Just go to walmart and look for the bulbs with the highest lumen output and about 6500K color temp. Those gro n sho/plant & aquarium bulbs aren't all they're cracked up to be, and they're expensive
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