Re: Nepenthes and Drosera

Date: Mon Feb 01 1999 - 14:43:00 PST

Date:    Mon, 01 Feb 99 17:43 EST
From: Dave                                 <T442119@RUTADMIN.RUTGERS.EDU>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg291$foo@default>
Subject: Re: Nepenthes and Drosera

Dear Will,

> Ten gallon tank, layer of medium sized gravel covering bottom, will keep
> the plants' pots out of the standing water in the bottom, which will
> keep the humidity level elevated. I plan on covering the tank with a
> glass lid and I'm going to use three 18" flourescent tubes to light it.
> Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

   Sounds like a good plan. When you cover the tank, don't seal it
up tight. You still want some air and lower humidity to come through.
This will help keep fungus down as well as keep your plants out of
conditions that are too "soft." Soft refers to having the humidity
so high that when plants growing in soft conditions are exposed to
normal humidity levels, they start to shrivel in a couple minutes and
are very, very easily shocked.

Good luck,
Dave E

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