I was about to make a setup for a couple of my highland neps that they seemed to finally do not like my intermediate climate at my house, so I was going to make them a cooled chamber, but other than that I was concerning on how much light do I need to provide? Here we do not have any specialized lights and ordering stuff is really expensive from abroad so I was going to use either cool white or warm white LED or Fluorescent lights, either tubes or compact socket ones, the type you use at houses. So with these kinds of lights, how many lumens, light color and distances are suggested for highland Nepenthes?
Post by killerplants4realz on Jul 22, 2015 11:21:57 GMT
You know every one has a different set up. I also have purple led from a distance of 5 feet. You just don't want to fry them with to much heat from your bulbs. Good luck coline. Diffused light can come in all types of micro environments. You will have peole tell you all kinds of stuff. You can always change things as you go. Feel the plants behavior. I am a Chef so I write down everything. I have a small note pad I write down all the changes in my plants when I do experimental growing. So I have a record of what works and what doesn't. Lighting and everything else is always changing.
Yes, I've been noticing that, I tried with some of the highlanders like inermis, lowii and others and they did not like to live in my 600m house, so I need to make them a setup in my highland house at 1400m, which does not have a reliable sun position as it is city house with tall houses making shade on every side (and since rajah likes at 900m where a friend has mine) they should love this I think. The wattage you say is for what type of light source? tubes, cfl, led?
Post by killerplants4realz on Jul 22, 2015 16:24:47 GMT
I apologize tubes is what I was talking about. And I have purple led for some other plants pretty far away from the Nepenthes. But I am sure they get some of that. The purple Led I use for growth or mass of the plant. I swear that strong purple led has made my typical Cephalotus almost as big as a giant form. OK now I am going off subject;) Hope this works for you! It will pan out. I sometimes buy cheaper plants to test on lights water conditions soil and so on. Long ago I went through a bunch of Cephalotus and Alata Nepenthes for test subject's. They went through all kinds of stuff RIP their plant souls:(
Post by killerplants4realz on Jul 26, 2015 13:32:12 GMT
Just don't put them under the hot sun without a shade clothe or under hot lamps or tubes. I have a Nepenthes Alata that has been out in over a hundred degrees with a small shade cloth in a green house with only a solor fan. My Alata is going to be 19 years old!!! I don't buy smaller plants any more for my out door green house they fry in the heat. Only small ones in Highland tanks or in a window. It will all work out coline! Trial and error:)