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  1. On 4/9/2020 at 12:56 PM, Argo88 said:

    Hi! I have a truncata highland mt. Pasian, but no one of Borneo Exotics clones... it is more an intermediate than a real highland nepenthes... it grows in a range between 11 C and 30/35 C... it is very tolerant to very low humidity (30%), but with low humidity pitchers are smaller... in winter I keep it indoor, on a table under artificial light (a common led to read)... 4 days ago I put it outside (now minimum 11 C, but it should tollerate 7/8 C without damnages)... in winter I water it every 10 days (the live sphagnum on the top of substrate tell me when to water it from above)... when I put it outside, I keep always 2 mm ore more of water in try and don’t water from above

    Thanks!


  2. Hello, as we all know N. truncata is a very widespread species and I'd be interested to know what temps you give to yours and possibly what clones they are. Also, I've heard some people had particular issues concerning watering too much their plants... what do you think?


  3. Hello there, according to you guys would it be possible to grow these two genera together? I mean at the end of the day they take more or less the temperatures, along with pygmies and tuberous droseras (a range inbetween 8C-30C let's say), although sundwes definitely prefer more stable temps on the cool side in the winter. Albeit, would there be a chance? The only thing that makes me douvbt seriously is atually humidity... i give plenty of humidity to my neps and heliaphoras with a high pressure fogger but i'm unsure this would be good for those sticky-leaved plants.

    Any ideas?


  4. Hello... I bought from hampshire carnivorous plants a specimen of this https://www.hantsflytrap.com/be2985-nepenthes-pacifica-1305-p.asp N. x pacifica, a very lovely hybrid (originally from Borneo Exotics apparently, BE2985), I must say. Only thing is I have no clue what the composition is and the seller himself does not provide much information. Any idea? 

     


  5. On 27/1/2017 at 8:15 PM, Martin7bergen said:

    Here in Holland I saw a company selling bottles which can be filled with LPG (car fuel). The bottles were quite expensive, but the fuel is much cheaper if you fill them at the gas station. Check out https://www.gaswinkel.com/_uk/catalogus/lpg_gas_vapor_tanks


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    Personally I've begun to thnk that this topic might have very different answers depending on where the grower comes from... for example Ive seen that in France many enthusiasts heat their ghs with electricity but my goodness here it'd be like spending a pint and a hlf of blood a day! In Italy everything is kinda expensive, I think that pellet here would be the best option for a small gh like mine, but heh, probably in France or in the UK propane or gas work better


  6. On 9/1/2017 at 4:14 PM, Martin7bergen said:

    Yes, probably. You could use it as additional heating though. Advantage is the good heat distribution with this method.
    Another option is a greenhouse gasheater on butane/propane bottles. Downside there is that you need some ventilation, which will cause heat loss.


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    I fear that propane and so on would be less cheap


  7. 13 hours ago, manders said:

    Most highland nepenthes will be happy with 10C, which will be much cheaper than 13 or 15C to heat to, some highland neps are ok with lower temperatures, especially if daytime temps are higher, but 10C is safer.

    can you add extra insulation, maybe multiwall polycarbonate?

    at a guess you are looking at somewhere between 10-20 kWh per day, on average, in winter, depending on how good your insulation is.

    I gotta try with bubblewrap applied from the inside


  8. 2 hours ago, S Krelbourn said:

    In the past I heated a similar sized greenhouse to grow cool orchids at about 10 - 12 degrees,using a combination of mainly parrafin with electric to boost in particularly cold weather. Suffice to say I now grow sarracenia which need no winter heat. I think the key to reduce heating is in the basic design of the greenhouse, sinking as much of the body of the greenhouse  beneath ground level in an effort to make the most of the ground heat and using well insulated polycarbonate sheeting as glazing. Good luck with the pellet heater idea, I too would like to know if it is a viable proposition.

    regards

     

    Phil

    Thanks for your opinion!


  9. Hello everyone :)

    I am the owner of a 2,5 m x 3 m x 2,5 m (height) greenhouse, covered with PVC panels. I would like to heat it at about 13°C or 15°C during the Winter in order to grow a larger variety of plants, especially highland Nepenthes and Heliamphora, but I fear it would be extremely expensive. I live in Northern Italy and temperatures in Winter can be as low as -5°C... electricity is definitely unaffordable here I think, so I was thinking about using a small pellet stove... do you have idea?


  10. Hello there... it's two years I'm experiencing great problems with peat-based substrate for Pygmy Drosera. I mean... while the specimens I grow in peat:perlite with a layer of pure sand on top grow as they are supposed to, along with those kept in pure red loam + sand, those in peat : sand : perlite look just awful. I've really begun to think that these plants can't stand the peaty soil around their feet. Anybody of you has ever had this problem? (I keep my plants in a greenhouse in Summer and move them inside when it's too cold in Winter, in an unheated room with a lamp).

     

    Here are some pics, sorry for the quality, but I think they're enough to get what I mean.

     

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  11. Mine are still in the winter rosette stage, don't think there has been much leaf growth yet. I don't have gypsicola or cyclosecta but I suspect they will start growing when they are good and ready and not before.

     

    I think you're kinda right... now temps are higher, during the afternoon in the greenhouse i may get 25C, I'll try to keep the soil moister but meh, they really seem to do defeq they want XD


  12. Seems to make absolutely no difference as they don't seem to have many functioning roots in the winter anyway. I have some that have been totally dry and others wet, both are flowering and in the same stage of growth. The main difference with ones kept completely dry is that they tend to shrink a little in size compared to ones kept moist. I tend to prefer dry(ish) as I used to regularly lose a few if they were to wet over winter, I keep mine cool, min 4C.

     

    I keep mine in the same conditions but now temps here are definitely higher. Some are flowering, some are just STILL. Like gypsicola, cyclosecta etc... I've tried to water them more but one rotted in a few days, so I'm keeping them drier now. Btw I they seem to be in delay this year, this is what concerns me