I am in the process of constructing a 30 sqm shade house for my Nepenthes. These are mainly lowlanders with a few intermediates up to 1500m. Right now I have them under a passionfruit vine cover, which works ok, but can probably be better.
I know, some people here can not get enough light (used to be like that too) for their Neps, but in the tropical outdoors it is different, unless you live in a swamp.
Reasons for the shade house:
1. Provide shade [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
2. Block wind
3. Increase humidity!
4. Get rid off pests, including some mean huge toads. The ants find the pitchers anyway.
I remember that Rob has pretty dark shade cloth like 70-80%. I wonder if I should combine different levels like 30% in the front, 50% in the middle and 80% in the end.
As of now I found only an unrated very coarse shade cloth. People here use it either one, two or three layers.
Anyone here with some experience or advice?