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Hi guys,

 

today i want to present you my new Grow Tent. 

I just built it up the last days and want to show you some pics here from the setup and plants, now and in the future. 

 

The last years, all my Nepentes were on the balkony at my parents. But its a balkony with windows, so i left them there in winter, too. But sometimes it was very cold there and no good conditions for Nepenthes, they doesnt grow well, but they survived.

 

This year, i decided to pot them all in new substrate and new pots. And it was the right decision :)

 

Well, this was the situation at the balcony

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before i pot them

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and after repotting ab.gif

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N. sanguinea, seedgrown from 2010

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And here you can see the big roots of N. smilesii

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This is Phyllanthus mirabilis from Thailand. During the night, it fold the leafs together 

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This is my substrate. peat, perlite, sand, lava, expanded clay and pine bark

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moving the plants

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some of them were more than 3 meters

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Some plants which grow together with Nepentes (Sorry, i dont know the names)

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Any idea, what it is?

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Codiaeum, which trys to produce some pitchers ;-)

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N. mindanoensis (maybe x hamiguitanensis) from Mount Hamiguitan 

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Maybe a N. pulchra hybrid?

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N. peltata, with 18cm

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Now, the temperatures get very cold outside, and i have to take off all the Nepenthes from the greenhouse. So i decided to built up that growtent in my basement.

 

First step was to clean and tidy up :)

 

 

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the entrance

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i had to rebuilt the door, that it opens outside

 

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Then first, i put a fleece on the ground

 

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than the construction

 

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took me just half an hour. But next step was very difficult, to get the cover on it. It took more than 2 hours!

 

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After 4 hours the tent was finished :)

 

 

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For the entrance, i just have 30cm...

 

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Next step was to built these trays, put a plastics inside and fill it up with expanded clay

 

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And these are the first plants for the tent, at first just the lowland Nepenthes

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And last step was to install the lights
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Hope you will like my story... hihi...

 

The next days, i will put inside the highland Nepentes.

 

I hope they will all grow well during the winter :)

 
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Interesting to see them on the ground instead of tables :) I wonder that serves you right once they start climbing and the tent begins to look like a jungle!

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Very nice set up Mathias, I have a couple of questions, 1) Can you give me any information/links on the red/blue suspended lighting unit? and 2) Can I come and live in your basement please? :Laie_99:

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Hi,Are this tents moistureproof the wals or roof?I am thinking to buy one 90x90x160 cm  for my highland nepenthes and heliamphora but as far as I can search I canot find enough informations for CP growers who use this tents especialy for nepenths or heliamphora...most of them they use terrarioums but they are too small for me...

 

 

Best regards,

Pantelis

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Nice setup Mathias.

I have had a try with a 2 cubic meters grow tent during few years.

I was happy to be able to grow big Nepenthes there, but the main trouble was to keep enough humidity and it was extremely water consuming!

 

Fabrice

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