- Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:23 am
My biggest rajah experiences temps up to 95F in the summer with humidity down to 50%, at night it drops down to the low 60'sF with humidity going above 70%. In the winter it gets more suitable conditions, humidity always above 70% in the day and at night reaching 100% with temps in the day around 70F and at night going into the 40'sF. It is only 12 inches in diameter but i have it potted in a pot that is 16 inches in diameter and 12 inches deep. I repotted it 2 times before deciding to put it in a pot that was way to big for it. From my experience it took a couple of months for it to settle down and start growing again after repotting. Next time you repot it, try and use a pot thats bigger than the plant. At some point the plant will grow into it. Also, the wider the pot, the more gravity helps pull extra water from the soil, this helps avoid root rot. This came from another grower. At first I thought he was nuts, but it seems to be doing the trick. I use long fiber sphagnum for all my rajah and the only one I have lost was the one that I let dry out. I only water it 1-2 times a week and it continues to grow. I leave the sphagnum moss whole because I have noticed that when I cut it up, it tends to stay wet longer, and brakes down faster. Live sphagnum also works really well, but you have to water a little less. Just make sure to never let it dry out completely. Hope this helps. It's a bit long, i know.