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    I just found an interesting thread here about feeding plants. thanks again for all the info. it is much appreciated and more comments are welcome I'll have to continue my reading tomorrow, I'm pooped!

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    Unless it helps you build a bond with your plant or you enjoy doing it, misting does nothing to help humidity. It may boost the humidity for a brief moment, but after a minute it is back where it was (unless the plant is in a closed container where the water stays in the air in that area).

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    All humidity aside, Neps are basically equatorial plants. Consequently, their daylength (photoperiod) is ~12 hours per day. When they get less than ~10 they stop pitchering. I'm no expert with identification, for sure, but if indeed that is a ventrata or one of the easier hybrids, it can handle less than hot and humid conditions.

    I've been in elgecko's kitchen, where he has hanging baskets of Neps, near his glass doors, in a room whose humidity was checking at 35%. The fun part was watching him water and quickly catching what drained through before it hit the kitchen table. But that's an aside...

    Do you an artificial light to supplement our northern winter?

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    I can get an artificial light easily enough, there is a reptile store just up the block, I'm sure they sell them there for their lizards. Thanks for the tip.

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    trixie, those dont work. ive tried it hahaha
    your best bet is to get a shoplight from lowes or home depot, fluorescent shoplight, any size...24"+ and try to get a double light fixture
    use daylight or coolwhite fluorescent bulbs and keep em about 5 inches away from the plants.

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    I'm very surprised! thank you for that tip

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    Here are a couple ideas, visuals, and grins & chuckles:





    Those are at a bathroom window sill and they stopped pitchering the fall. But if you can rig a light over them and keep it on for ~12 hours, they'll be fine.



    Same plants, different setup.





    Same plants, a couple years earlier.





    Young plants in the heated fisthank setup.

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