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Thread: N.bicalcarata red x orange hybrid pitcher

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    Hi everyone,

    I have recently learnt that my nepenthes didn't succumb to black spot, I discovered that they were nectar glands. hehe. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_l_32.gif[/img]. Thanks to some helpful individuals. Shows how much I don't know...yet.
    It has thrived in a lowland tank setup. I am moving this lowland nepenthes to its own enclosure as it is outgrowing the tank very quickly and producing very large pitchers. Before it was moved I used four fluoros to grow it. I would like to know wether this plant can still grow + pitcher just as good under two fluoros (one being a sylvania growlux and the other a powerglo and with 80% humiditiy all round?

    N. bicalcarata pitcher


    Thanks Christian

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    In short, no, most likely the plant will suffer.

    If it is used to receiving aproximately 12,000 lumens of light (using an average of 3,000 lumens per tube) and you go down to half that, the plant will likely languish or become etoliated (thin, soft leaves and small pitchers, elongated internodes) and maybe cease pitchering. Twin tube strip lights are cheap Wal mart has a setup for $6.95 plus another $9.25 for 6500 K daylight tubes you'l be all set. But as your plant gets bigger (on towards half and full grown size) you'l need to add even more light to supply it with the necessary light to keep it alive and happy.

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    Yeah, what Josh said! But I wanted to jump in and say... NICE PLANT!!!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]

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    That is an AMAZING plant and picture! How big is the pitcher and what camera do you use??

    -Ben

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    I like your N.bicalcarata.
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    Hi Josh,

    So I better put those four flouro tubes in there. And keep adding as it grows. Since I live in Australia and it is rather cold (winter now), how can one maintain the humidity and temperature outside in an enclosure for this plant? Would double insulation, triple insulation and a mini greenhouse inside of another green house and maybe one more keep the temperature in? And are there such things as a solar powered heat mat?

    Christian

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    Hi Capslock,

    Thanks mate!

    Christian

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    hi sharp229,

    I use a pentax optio pro camera on its flower setting. I'm amazed at all the detail it captures and how close you can actually take the photo. I'm right into the cameras too and if you are thinking of getting one pm me and I'll explain all the fine detail.

    Christian

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