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    Good point Joachim! I have noticed with mine that a drop in daytime humidity seems to "perk" it up. Of course I am giving it natural sun and no artifical light can beat that!

    As a general rule hamata, if the plants are responding posively then you can assume you are doing something right. I thought my N. hamata would turn into a dust ball in the greenhouse, but my humidifying equipment keeps it growing, and bigger.....I guess the hygrometer is screwed up. I use hamata as a environmental indicator, if it is happy anything else should be.

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    The humidity here in Florida stays high most of the year and plus, I mist them several times a day when they're out.

    Nepenthes gracilis, I am expecting an N. hamata soon. Mainly because they look so cool and because they can tolerate more heat as long as the humidity is high. What temps do you keep yours in? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]

    Anyways, I'll probably stick to highlanders that tolerate warmth in the daytime better and forgo getting an N. lowii until I have a better highlander setup. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

    Still waiting for my hamata, hamata [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Hi hamata

    I know N. hamata is a very desirable plant! It can do good in intermediate conditions for a while (i grew it like that for about 3 months in the summer) It did fine but does great in ultrahighland/highland conditions. Mine recieves around 50F at night (10C) But that's if night time temps get that low. The past few nights have been mild and it has gotten around 60F. At some point I may have to leave the swamp cooler vent open at night!

    N. hamata 6 inch pot, 8-9 inch plant with 3-4 inch tall pitchers
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    hamata, you may have trouble creating a good highland setup since evaporative cooling is out of the question. That leaves A/C or ice cubes, or perhaps the converted chest freezer. Actually since you are bringing them inside every night you could just stick them in the fridge next to the milk. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    When I bring the plants in and put them in the greenhouse, they have a big tuperware of ice on oposing sides with the AC blowing right down on the greenhouse. It gets to about 55 F. at night.

    Hamata

    PS awsome hamata, nepenthes gracilis

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    If it gets to 55F at night good for you! The minimum good growing range for highlanders is usually 60F but some growers and plants will get away with 65F. Thanks for the kind comment! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] My N. hamata is a weed, all I think of when I see it is the Energizer bunny....it keeps growing and growing and growing and growing............

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    Wow, I can't wait to get my N. hamata 'energizer bunny'

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    Well then, what did you mean by "better" highland setup? Sounds like you've got it covered for any highland.


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