I have a growrack that I setup primarily to deliver light to my neps, as I don't get enough natural light from the windows. Secondarily, I use it to keep humidity high. It's normally around 25 - 30% humidity here. I have clear cellophane and mylar encasing it with an automatic humidifier inside. It works great keeping the humidity up. But it's a pain keeping that thing filled with water in such a low humidity environ. Basicallly it has to run all the time. Our water is very hard, so as to avoid caking the inside in white, I have to use RO water, and it rips through it mighty fast.
I've heard of people keeping neps in low humidity and still have great pitchers. So, I've started wondering if I could nix the humidifier. I understand some plants can take it greater than others. If even one plant on my list couldn't handle it, I'll keep the setup as is and just keep filling the humidifier as always.
So could any of these handle such low humidity?
thorelii x (spectabilis x northiana)
muluensis x lowii
talangensis x veitchii
intermis x ventricosa
spectabilis x aristolochioides
spectabilis x mira
I'm worried mostly about the jacquelinae (which is one of my best growers right now), glabrata, and mul x lowii. Like I said, if even one can't hack it, they all get to keep the first class treatment, even though it's kind of a pain. So - what say you?? Play it safe and stay as is or try toughen 'em up?