- Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:49 pm
A couple of you have asked about petiolaris care. Honestly, I haven't found the right conditions yet. I have them planted in NZS - maybe that's the mistake to start with. I grow under full-spectrum fluorescent lights, bright enough to color up VFTs and Pings. I had them under a pierced humidity dome for quite a while. They grew but weren't pretty. The outer rings of dead leaves were much larger than the live stuff in the middle. So I spent some time cleaning them up and removed the dome. I don't think the 20 or 30 point difference in humidity levels with and without the dome mattered much. Maybe there's a lower ratio of dead leaves in the lower humidity. In any case, they spent a lot of energy producing multiple heads . Whether this is like VFTs in some conditions growing one big plant and in others growing lots of babies instead, I don't know. If I were starting it again, I'd probably try a peat mix but that's the only major thing I can come up with.
Anyhow, three of the boxes went out this morning. I expect the last one to go out this afternoon. I'll be in individual contact with postage info and tracing numbers.
Thanks for playing!
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