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Highland grow tent

by nepenthesl0ve » Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:39 am

Hello all, I built a relatively modest tent in my basement to start a new collection of highland Nepenthes and Heliamphora. It is only a couple weeks old and the plants I do have are still arriving and settling in but I want to get it documented and share the experience with others

-currently getting night temps of 50-55 without actively cooling thanks to the basement setting
-using a reptile heating cable in addition to the heat from the light to bring day temps to 75-80.
-420 watt indagrow induction light
-fogger humidifier set to keep tent 75-80%
-small axial fan hanging from the middle of the tent on a 15 on 15 off timer to keep the air mixing and moving.
-used some egg crate to bring plants off the floor for drainage and used some weed cloth to keep tendrils from sneaking below.
-small RO filter setup to fill a 5 gallon reservoir with float valve

Think that covers the basics. Happy to answer any questions anytime. These plants are much more fun to grow when you can share them with others

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Re: Highland grow tent

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Re: Highland grow tent

by nepenthesl0ve » Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:42 am

got a bigger fan put in and plugged into a fan controller as the full speed was way to much for the space.
ImageIMG_1598 by myles geishecker, on Flickr
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new seed grown nepenthes macrophylla

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alot more plants arriving in the next month then no more until wistubas first spring shipment to the states happens. found a BE villosa I have been hunting and at the same time a BE hamata x robcantleyi which I am sooo excited about.

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Re: Highland grow tent

by nepenthesl0ve » Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:44 am

took some photos now that I have some pitchers inflating. Unfortunately The growthpoint was snapped in shipment on this sib x hamata. Curious how long it typically takes a young plant like this to activate a new growth point and get back on track?
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some seedling i bought as edwardsiana and villosa. obviously too young to confirm so either I have some great plants or lesson learned not to do this again :p
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a couple drosera I am waking back up from dormancy
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Re: Highland grow tent

by nepenthesl0ve » Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:55 pm

started some drosera seed today in the basement. this setup is purely temporary and in the corner of the basement. put up a scrap of white poly i had laying around not exactly a work of art! ill setup a nice display for these on the first floor later when they get sticky and beautiful :)

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Re: Highland grow tent

by nepenthesl0ve » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:37 pm

first order of seed arrived, got them sown into rinsed sphagnum. first mix is supposedly lowii, reinwardtiana(HL), edwardsiana 'Green', fusca, veitchii(HL). the second mix is supposedly hirsuta 'Black', reinwardtiana(HL), edwardsiana 'Gold', fusca, veitchii(HL)
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also received a couple cephs to add to the collection. first attempt with these so hoping for the best! Czech giant and borneo exotics clones
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and my ventricosa that lost its growth point due to a frost is sending out at least 4 basals simultaneously. should I allow all to grow or select 2 so the growth rate isn't slowed too much?
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Re: Highland grow tent

by CpKid » Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:48 pm

I really like the Nepenthes,they look pretty good! Those Cephalotus are huge! Good luck!

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Re: Highland grow tent

by nepenthesl0ve » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:51 pm

Thanks, hope you stick around for when they start inflating pitchers and things really start cranking!

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by CpKid » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:25 pm

Yeah, me to! I'd like to see the seeds sprouting too :D

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Re: Highland grow tent

by EliWhitney3140 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:23 pm

Wow, I don't know I just saw this post.

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by nepenthesl0ve » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:08 am

EliWhitney3140 wrote:Wow, I don't know I just saw this post.

yeah im a new member so i just signed up and posted it hah hoping to meet alot of new people here and enjoy these wonderful plants together :mrgreen:

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Re: Highland grow tent

by nepenthesl0ve » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:07 pm

lots of new plants! Crossed a couple of my favorites off my want list with these two orders that arrived :woot:

N. X briggsiana var. 'Peter D'Amato'
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a couple rooted dyeriana cuttings, one is going to need some time to recover and the other on looks happy
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i tried to include tags in photos so I do not have to say which is which. Ask if you are unsure of any :)
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I repotted some of them that were in old media. this is of course in their new homes
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This Drosera has really taken off out of dormancy now, finally getting sticky!
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the tent is filling quickly with more on the way! :0o::-O
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Re: Highland grow tent

by CpKid » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:47 pm

Wow, congratulations on the new plants! Just curious, what kind of soil mix do you use for your nepenthes?

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by nepenthesl0ve » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:17 pm

I use either pure long fiber sphagnum moss or a mix of sphagnum with 25% perlite. The perlite helps plants with smaller less developed root system from staying water logged.

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