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jeff   

may be some guy grow these plants

 

in what condition ( watering-substrat- sunlight- fertilizer-etc)

 

thanks for yours answers

 

jeff

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hello . i grow one myrmecodia armata. i have more tan one year with  her , apparently loves a lightweight substrate , i use peat moss , perlite , pine barks and lava rock. i give wáter once  a week. it is a slow  growing plant that likes humidity

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Dear members,

I would like to start with Rubiaceae ant plants. I would like to buy a small indoor greenhouse to create a vivarium with led lamp, ventilator,... Do you have some advices and pictures to share here?

Sincerely.

 

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Frank   

Hi Jean-Michel,

Some of us are having very good results using plastic domes on 11 inch by 21 inch plastic trays under blue T5 fluorescent bulbs.  The domes are 7-1/2 inches tall and designed to fit on the top of the trays.   The domes have ventilation ports in the top.   Two of these domed trays fit just swell under a four foot light fixture.  The tray and dome are both inexpensive and here in the USA we can buy them in stores that sell supplies to hydroponic growers.

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Frank   

I get some moss growing on the media but no particular problem with rot.  I keep the ventilation ports open and if I want less humidity I can blow a small fan over the ports or put the dome top onto the tray a little crooked so there is a gap on the bottom on one or two sides of a fraction of an inch.

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jeff   

Bonjour

FRANK    what medium use you ? sphagnum ?dead or alive ? no peat?

have you a lot of mortality in your juveniles ?

jeff

 

 

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Frank   

Jeff, I use chopped long fiber sphagnum to plant seeds on and for the seedlings community pots.  Once I start to pot the plants individually I use an epiphyte mix that includes: chopped long-fiber sphagnum, perlite, coconut husk chunks (soaked overnight 3 times and rinsed to remove salt), small fir bark pieces, charcoal and some inert clay balls or chips.

I loose some seedlings, especially at first transplant into individual pots - but not what I would call "a lot of mortality"

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jeff   

Bonjour

For my part I had a lot of loss on juveniles, last year, head rot.
The only way I have found to remedy it, for those who remain is to cut off the head.

may be have you an others solutions ?

jeff

 

 

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Jeff, I would suspect insufficient lighting could be the problem, especially if heating and ventilation have remained the same as always. Light bulbs loose output as they get old and have to be replaced, if you use natural light, panels can become more opaque or stained over time and drop the amount of light getting to your plants. If your seedlings are leaning towards any external source of light this could very well be your problem.

 

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jeff   

Bonjour ROBERT

yes I have a light problem , but I can not explain the head rot,And when I cut, the stem divides and stays healthy.

jeff

 

 

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