Hey guys i think i have a problem (it seems whenever i post on here i do LOL). I got my little Hamata (FINALLY!) a couple weeks ago and it has put out its first pitcher! Thats great! but here is the problem- the new pitcher is about two inches tall, while the ones previous are two and a half inches and whopping three inches (THE DIAMETER OF THE PLANT!!!)
So, is i just because i have just transplanted it about a week ago, or is it because of its introduction to my new environment? or are my conditions off?
here are my conditions-
it sits under 4 40 watt t12 lights (2 cool white, 2 Plant and aquarium) for up to 13 hours a day.
it receives frequent misting and is sitting in sphagnum moss with a transparent 'bowl' at the top with a vent hole about two inches wide.
at night, i remove the plant from the terrarium to a table right in front of a portable air conditioner that gets temps down to 62 degrees Fahrenheit. it still has the bowl on. a humidifier runs its pipe through the vent hole on top of the plastic dome to the plant. so, with the air conditioner running and the humidifier going, a vortex forms inside the dome, cooling the plant (you can tell- the medium and the condensation on the leaves is cool.
after about two to three hours of vortexing, i put it back in the terrarium (lights out) until morning when the cycle begins again.
now this could very well not be a problem at all, for i heard plants in a greenhouse pitcher a lot nicer than ones in a terrarium. but i want to hear from you guys. by the way, again, the plant is three inches in diameter, with a two and a half inch, a three inch, and now a two inch pitcher. i am trying to be as descriptive as possible to compensate for the lack of images (sorry)!