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Thread: Macrophylla is droopy

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    My N. macrophylla is in my greenhouse, the humidity gets to around 50% during the day, and up to 70% or more at night. The temps do get to the fifties at night (farenheit) and the maximum temps are 90 during the day. What is wrong here to make it droop down? I'm sure i water it enough. It came in from N.Y. a few weeks ago, is it still in shock from the move and the transplanting?
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    Could you take a photo of it?
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    Sorry, first of all, my camera is broken, second, i can't for the life of me figure out how to get the picture on the forum, and i know how i'm supposed to do it. Strange.
    Anyway, if figured out that it was too hot, i was finally able to be around a noon today and it was about 93-94 in my warmhouse. I opened the door and i put up the screen one and it quickly cooled off to 75.
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    Thats waaaaaay to hot for a N. macrophylla, esp. with 50% RH!

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    Okay, from now on, i'll open the door of my greenhouse during the day. I have a thermostat in the mail to me, i hope it arrives soon.
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    This is really Dustin's field, but I will play Devil's advocate:
    What happens to that 50% humidity when you leave the greenhouse door open during the day?

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    Unless there is some sort of humidifying equipment present and active, all you humidity goes bye bye and temps gets up there. Now if you have a misting system active, all your worries are over with humidity issues.

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    Dave,
    I don't know where you live, but my 4 macrophyllas I grow outdoors have taken 20% humidity for a few days outdoors where I grow them. They're pretty tough customers. I've never had any issues with them during transplanting to new media either. They certainly can take low temps. Recently we had a cold spell into the upper 30's and no problem. I guess what I'm getting at is macs are hardy and I would guess that your macs can handle lower humidity with your greenhouse door opened to let out excess heat. Especially if you keep the potting media moist and possibly surround your growing area with added moisture to boost humidity if that is an issue where you're growing your guys. I would think that with a greenhouse, you'd have more humidity than me growing them outdoors. Sounds like the 95 F temp was what was stressing your mac out.

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