- Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:58 pm
I'm live in one of the hottest, driest places in the world, at least in the summer. I have had this nagging thought that during the transitional months in between the bone dry summers and bone dry winters the nice cool 80° weather might support a carnivorous plant in full sun. The issue is responsible water usage. I have a gray water system that dumps onto the oleanders in back. They ok in the salty soil and a bit of contamination doesn't seem to bother them. (Trust me they're going nuts. It's a real problem) I was thinking I could use some of that water to fill a pot and create a local increase in humidity without a humidity dome. I've been playing around with the idea of using ultrasonic foggers, but I think they aerosolize the minerals too. Evaporation alone might not be enough. If I have a deep enough external pot to use as a reservoir, and keep it an interior pot insulated, could I use a heating element to generate some vapor and pressurize it out of a nozzle near the base of the plant? I'd assume it would need to be cooled a bit before it reaches the leaves. I understand I need to avoid cooking the roots too. I've got plenty of sun to power a peltier heater off of solar alone. I know they can be inefficient, but they dont have moving parts and I can hook that up to an arduino along with a thermocouple and regulate the temperature automatically. Say I could keep it around 90° F and pump a little air in to create and maintain positive pressure. Would that be enough. Am I overthinking it?
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