Heliamphora problem

From: Andrew Bate (cp@astilla.demon.co.uk)
Date: Mon Mar 15 1999 - 13:31:40 PST

Date: Mon, 15 Mar 1999 21:31:40 GMT
From: cp@astilla.demon.co.uk (Andrew Bate)
To: cp@opus.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <aabcdefg800$foo@default>
Subject: Heliamphora problem


I've only recently been trying to grow Heliamphora and until now
have not had a problem with them. My main terrarium is in my garage
and gets no natural light at all - I can control light and
temperature myself and the plants in there are thriving. The
problem is that I have now set up a terrarium in the house and the
plants are not doing as well.

The terrarium in the house is on a 14 hour light photoperiod and
only the heat from the light keeps the day temperature at around 22C
- night temperature drops to about 16C. Since replanting some of my
Heliamphora and placing in this new terrarium some of the new growth
is starting to wither and look perished as if they have dried up.
The plants are sprayed daily with water and the humidity of the
terrarium is constantly around 85%. As far as I can tell conditions
look pretty good so I am confused why this is happening.

Can anyone give any advice on what may be going on here?
Temperature problem, repotting problem?

If the degradation continues I am going to have to move them to the
cramped terrarium in the garage but I don't think my Nepenthes would
like that very much! :-)

Any comments would be appreciated.

Andrew -- Andrew Bate | Email: andrew@astilla.demon.co.uk Worcester, UK
| Web: http://www.astilla.demon.co.uk | ICQ: 11894304

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