- Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:53 am
Hi everyone, I’m fairly new to nepenthes so before buying any plants I did tons of research to better equip myself with the necessary knowledge of their requirements. I decided to begin with some hybrids since every one seems to say they’re vigorous growers and more forgiving especially for beginners. I’m currently growing N. ventrata, N. miranda, and N. rafflesiana x sibuyanensis aka “ Suki.” When I got the plants in the mail I potted them up in a mixture of long fiber sphagnum moss, perlite, and fine orchid fir bark. I also ordered a Mars Hydro TS 600w full spectrum led grow light and have it 26 inches above the plants and it is on a timer set to 12 hours a day. To make their acclimation easier I thought it would be a good idea to place them under some humidity domes with the vents open since my humidity indoors is currently not ideal. I have one open pitcher on my suki and and another one on the way. I dropped in a small freeze dried bloodworm and figure I’ll do this as each pitcher opens on all the plants. I’ve noticed that the miranda and suki are turning red. I’ve done some reading and a lot of people say this is normal, others say it’s too much light, and others say that it’s ok as long as the leaves don’t start getting splotchy or burned. Problem is I don’t know what to make of all these answers based on what my plants look like so I figured I’d post pictures and get some opinions. I’ve been watering them with distilled water and misting them occasionally. Please let me know if I can improve anything about my current setup or if I should change anything. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. I added some pictures of my setup as well as pictures of my plants right when I got them vs now under the new light for a week and a half. Thanks so much!
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