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Thread: U. nelumbifolia Growing Tips

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    This is a great thread. I have tried to establish U. nelumbifolia twice so far, both failures.
    Most likely due to high temperatures in my apartment and my bright growrack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swords View Post
    I'm establishing some live moss that I trimmed off on my last maintenance day, I should have enough to trim in a couple months but I haven't got any onhand at the moment.

    You can use the dried / dead stuff too just don't pack it densely let it be loose.
    That I can do..... again.

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    Much thanks for the input. On thing that has frustrated me is the inability to produce an environment that is cool, humid, and well-lit (tuberous sundews, Helis, D. schizandra...) At least in this case, I don't have to provide well-lit conditions. It actually sounds more like what provide for U. longifolia, for which I have had success. Looks like I'll be switching to an undrained container and buying a bag of "orchid moss".

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    That I can do..... again.

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    Much thanks for the input. On thing that has frustrated me is the inability to produce an environment that is cool, humid, and well-lit (tuberous sundews, Helis, D. schizandra...) At least in this case, I don't have to provide well-lit conditions. It actually sounds more like what provide for U. longifolia, for which I have had success. Looks like I'll be switching to an undrained container and buying a bag of "orchid moss".
    Could you achieve this with humidifier line and fans? This will cool the air in the growspace and provide additional humidity.

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    Mine seems to be doing fine under 24" HO's, humidity 65%-99%, daytime temps now are around 74* and nights are in the mid 50's.
    I also have it in a net pot, a very loose mix with lots of LFS, standing in 1/2"-1" of water, misted daily.
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    Larry do you grow it in the basement? Im just curious how you get such a temp range.

    Quote Originally Posted by boxofrain View Post
    Mine seems to be doing fine under 24" HO's, humidity 65%-99%, daytime temps now are around 74* and nights are in the mid 50's.
    I also have it in a net pot, a very loose mix with lots of LFS, standing in 1/2"-1" of water, misted daily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gill_za View Post
    Larry do you grow it in the basement? Im just curious how you get such a temp range.
    No basement here on the Oregon Coast....too wet!
    I have the Nelumbifolia in with the Nep's .... in a greenhouse in my office.
    The lights do most of the heating during the day. I shut the door at night and crack the window in the room. I also keep an old "milk room" heater in there just in case the temps sink too low.
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    What exactly is a net pot?

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