Hi Terra forums,
My Nepenthes have been pretty much having the time of their lives thanks to the humidifier that I know most of you are tired of hearing me rave about.
Anyway, its Sunday night and I just noticed mildew on my wall, which must have happened due to the high humidity. Obviously, i can't let the walls of my room rot away, so I'll have to get rid of the humidifier.
Doesn't sound like much, but it effectively means that my Nepenthes will be growing suckily for the forseeable future. I might as well get rid of my Nepenthes.
OKAY I'm not going to be sulking for this entire post. What would happen if I had the humidifier in my room with a fan on? It sounds like a solution to me, but the combined cost of fan+2 grow lights+humidifier could not be to good for my family's electric bill. And besides I don't know if it would solve the problem.
Any advice? I could always just grow really easy Nepenthes, but my Eyemae, Lady Pauline, etc. have all really grown on me (pun intended!). What should I do?
Probably just time to empty out the old growshelf...I have to move soon anyway...I guess if I can't think of a solution soon you can expect to see me in the trade section! Not yet though. We'll see.
EDIT: Hmm...its 10 o'clock at night. I probably shouldn't be so worried about this but it really bugs me that I'm sitll having such trouble with my Nepenthes after 1.5 years of growing. I'll check to see if my parents are okay with the fan idea. Its probably a good thing that I'm conservative the $ eating aspects of this trade since its my parents who pay for everything and I am grateful for that. They probably won't mind but I feel so guilty.
But would a fan even work? I could always pay for it if I had to...but I really don't want to hehehe.
Good night everybody...I could ramble on all night but I hereby choose to end this post NOW.