Hello, I am partially back after a long absence.If anyone of you remember me I take care of all the CPs in the Botany Department at a local university in Utah.
I am interested in getting a few amps for the terrarium. The dimensions are 4' x 4' x 6' tall. The terrarium has a running waterfall and a reasonably sized basin. There are epiphytes on the on a cork board and hanging plants that help form an overstory. The lights are 4 CFLs that keep the upper layers bright and the bottom shady. The entire terrarium receives distilled water.
All that sounds like it would be reasonable for an amp. I am not new to amps I just haven't grown one for about 8 months and I kept in different conditions.
The problem is the humidity. The terrarium has a double sliding front door which has large gaps that circulate the air. Also the waterfall only runs while school is in session. Mon-Fri 8am-6pm. Humidity ranges from mid 40s to 70% or higher. The localized humidity on the ground where the amp will be tends to be a bit higher.
I just want some opinions to see if anyone has tried a similar setup setup or if it sounds suitable. Are there is a variety that is tolerant of low humidity? How does humidity factor in to the plants growth? Will it still pitcher?
I am picking amp because an entry level course has a lecture about the plant.