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#1 Shetanii

 
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Posted 29 February 2008 - 19:46 PM

I would like buy a B. reducta, but i don't know if I manage with this plant.

I have a question, because I have one fluorescent tube T8 58W. This light will be enough for bromelia? Now I have Narva Oceanic Nature, but i have buy another lamp.

My second question is about temperature. I have a south room and in summer is rather warm. How b. reducta tolerate temperatures about 25*C? I can keep this temperature, but i read that this plant like cool temperatures.

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 21:17 PM

I keep B. reducta in the greenhouse in the summer. It turns a golden yellow colour in strong sunlight and doesn't appear to struggle in the heat at all. During the winter months it stays on my west facing windowsill and is doing fine.

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 22:02 PM

Ok, but how many Celsius degrees ( give me maximum too please) has the air near Your brocchinia in Your house or greenhouse?

Edited by Shetanii, 29 February 2008 - 22:14 PM.


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Posted 01 March 2008 - 15:26 PM

In the greenhouse it has been from around 12C up to 30C and in the house from 18C - 25C. These are not exact temperatures, sometimes it may have been cooler or hotter, but I haven't really been taking a lot of notice of the highest and lowest temperatures. The only time the plant has ever looked unhappy was after I knocked it off the shelf and it hit the floor damaging the leaves, but other than that it's been fine.

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 20:54 PM

Thank You for Your pieces of advice and information. It is almost all what I need.

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Posted 02 March 2008 - 09:44 AM

hello

mine is between 10°C in winter and 40°C in summer. Just one spray of water per day in winter and many in summer. this winter I had some trouble with my heater and for one or two night temperatures was only 3°C inside the greenhouse but there was no effect on him. vanda and nepenthes yes but not brochinia or heliamphora.

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Posted 02 March 2008 - 14:17 PM

I grow B. reducta outdoors and I live in the tropics...mine can take 35C heat in the afternoon and not even flinch.

#8 Shetanii

 
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Posted 02 March 2008 - 21:45 PM

Thank You very much. I think that I will manage with B. reducta cultivation :)

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 20:12 PM

Is it the same requirements for Catopsis berteroniana?
Im planing to buy either C.berteroniana or B. reducta, witch is the easiest in your meening?

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 11:59 AM

Hi!
I've grown both of the mentioned species in a half peat, half sand mix, in the same conditions. For me, they are about the same as far as ease of growing is concerned...
Enjoy,
Brian.