Dionae wrote:Whats the hottest it gets in there?
I have humidity issues in the greenhouse. It just gets so hot during the day it drops the humidity to around 30%. I'd like to grow my HLs outside but I dont think i'll be able to unless they can handle hot temps with low humidity during the day. At night I have no problem getting humidity to 70+ but its the daytime i'm concerned with.
You might want to wait until the expert talks
But what I did last year with all the incidents that happened. In my case here's what I did, and I guess we have pretty alike climates so it should work for you. I grow them in all LFSM, and basically just make sure that every 3 times a week or 1 time per week you top water the neps, the pot of course must have holes in it, and you want to see all the water dripping out. Sunlight, my neps took as much light as my vft's, but they were in a more shadier location, maybe the difference of light was just about 1 or 2 hours less.
Have read in many post about this causing neps to die in the later years that I don't know, but the plants grew well for me in spring and summer like conditions in USA. Temp drop is important in this case, they received temps of 90-100f, and nights of 65-70F.
Steve and Matt I believe are experts on growing helis in drier conditions, for me it didn't work well, maybe they do require the temp drop more than neps, or soil might be a factor. the heli minor from I believe I received from Matt, grew well for me in drier conditions then( because the pot fell) it died, but it grew well in the drier conditions. Now with more experience growing helis, and 2 dying. I went to the third round, this time in the terrarium, and the heli is growing just excellent.
Light all it wants from artificial light, and a few minutes receiving the late afternoon sun, misting everyday and temps drop of 50F( and yes my room is that cold) and temps in the day are in the 75F. I still want to go through a fourth round growing a heli outside and see how it does. Maybe this time i will try growing it in all LFSM instead in the FTS soil.
But anyone with experience growing these plants outside, I would definitely love to hear your method.
I will put up pics as soon as i have a camera.