NightRaider wrote: ↑Tue Aug 10, 2021 4:21 am
Thanks, I'm really happy with how it turned out considering it was pretty spur of the moment and mostly made from stuff I had just laying around anyway. And I'll be completely honest, I was actually hoping you in particular would see this after seeing your incredible plants and setups. And of course I'll definitely keep that in mind about the humidity, though first I might try closing off another vent or two just to see if I can hit gradient closer to 75-90% for right now unless I get my hands on a more expensive one that I don't want to take any chances with. If not, I actually have a humidifier laying around too that I planned to do that exact thing with if I felt I needed it; I just need to check to see if it's a cool mist first. If not, I'll pick up one of the ones you linked since they're much cheaper than the Crane ones I've seen used elsewhere. Also that's some great information about the species and I really appreciate it, since nearly all of the information I could find was either extremely generic or limited only to the most common types, namely minor and heterodoxa x minor.
Oh thanks lol! I’m glad I could be of assistance.
I’d say 75-90% would be ideal for most helis. If you don’t have a lot of air movement you don’t need a ton of humidity, but if you do have a lot of air movement I would highly recommend a mister. Be careful if you have low/no air movement and keep them very wet though- they can be prone to rot!
I think the reason why H. nutans, H. heterodoxa, and H. minor are considered the “easy” species is because back in the day taxonomists called everything those species. For example, they even used to call H. exappendiculata a form of H. heterodoxa!
In my experience, the true forms of minor, het, and nutans haven’t really been easy. The “Nutans Giant” taxon is very vigorous, although that one is a hybrid with glabra. H. exappendiculata, H. folliculata, and H. neblinae are some easier species that I don’t think get the attention they deserve. On the other hand, H. collina and H. glabra have proven to be a little tricky. H. minor var. Pilosa is just extremely slow, much slower than sarracenioides.