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Thread: N. campanulata - what media you use?

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    Hmmmm..

    I had a problem with over heating in my lowland chamber, and it didn't really phase my camps.

    Reading everyone's threads here, I'm starting to lean towards the light factor. I think these may be lower light plants. Mine are both grown under artificial lights.
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    Aren't they exposed on rocky cliffs in the wild? To me that sounds like high light.

    Keep in mind I've never grown one long term, so just speculation.

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    schloaty, how high do temperatures go for your lowland chamber?
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    I'd give it the strongest light it can stand. People say northiana "needs" shade/low light, but I find this not to be the case. Over the past year, mine continually bends towards the light Even if i rotate it so the growth is pointing in the other direction, it bends towards the light source eventually.
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    Hi Cindy and All,
    We have at least four different clones of campanulata from TC , (two of which we know the gender-a male and a female-now, get them to flower together...).
    Marc lives about a half hour drive from us, so if he grows them under lights I can't believe he has them outside. It would be excruciating heat and Marc would not do that-he's too much of a veteran grower. Our summers do get hot, but our greenhouse grown plants did not suffer from heat...in fact, they produce their best pitchers during summer. We grow them in our Cypress Mulch/sponge rock/ perlite mix and they do fine. Conditions are bright, warm and always humid. Very typical. We do nothing special for them.

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    schloaty, how high do temperatures go for your lowland chamber?
    Over 100 durring the days - that was only for about two weeks before I rectified the situation, however that's long enough to cause problems. I didn't have any.

    I'd give it the strongest light it can stand. People say northiana "needs" shade/low light, but I find this not to be the case. Over the past year, mine continually bends towards the light Even if i rotate it so the growth is pointing in the other direction, it bends towards the light source eventually.
    I would like to amend this statement to say the strongest ARTIFICIAL light it can stand. I haven't tried direct sun, so I can't comment on that (which is, after all, the strongest light you can get).

    We have at least four different clones of campanulata from TC , (two of which we know the gender-a male and a female-now, get them to flower together...).
    Hey Trent, I have a male and female in spike right now! The male was about two weeks behind the female in developing the spike, so I hope that there is some crossover in the buds openning.

    I have two clones - the one pictured earlier in the thread is my female, and it has (in strong light) a very distict red flushing. The male is a pure pale green pitcher clone.
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    Thanks, Trent. I was not clear enough in my previous post about Marc's way of growing N. campanulata. He is growing them under lights and not outside. He used to lose them earlier on when he grew them outdoors but not anymore, now that they are under florescent lights.

    Thanks, schloaty. My balcony where I grow the N. campanulata under lights doesn't go beyond 95F but stays over 90F for the entire year during the day. The nights are in the 80s. Recently, the weather's been gloomy and the days are in the high 80s, with nights in the high 70s. The plants are putting out larger and better leaves now which is why I thought it could be the cooler temperatures that helped. A cold day here is 75F. LOL

    I put one of the smaller plant at the balcony recently for some natural light and the growing tip got fried a little. Now, it is putting out another leaf and I'll see how it goes. The sky has been overcast but there are a few days of good light throughout the week so I feel that this would be a good time to acclimatise the plant. It has been under florescent lights ever since it arrived from Borneo Exotics. My first campanulata is from Malesiana Tropicals and it took 2 years to recover from flowering as a 3" plant. It has been under artificial light all this while.
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    Cindy,
    For us living in lowland areas, if we can get a five degree F extra night temp drop, you would be amazed at how much better many species do. Here in Florida during the summer we take advantage of our gentle breezes at night, combined with evening misting. Between air movement and evaporation we can get some cooling at night which benefits intermediate growers.
    Dave,
    Good luck on breeding the camps! Even if the time frame only allows for a few pods, you should get be able to get some seedlings going.

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