Newly upgraded Mini Greenhouse storage box

Just like to say thank you to all of you who helped me and gave me tips on here about my setup & CP’s!
I did take everyone’s tips in consideration!
So I put the bubble wrap insulation on outside and I made resovoir Tray to fit Snug at bottom and hopefully now boosts the humidity even more and solves huge swing in temps. Nice setup for the windowsill. Really this setup going to have full use in autumn winter with lighting set up.

also re potted my D. Adelae into longer pot as them roots can sure grow.
Always want to learn from all your pros! :)
 

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WillyCKH

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Is the storage box sealed at the bottom? If so just have the pots sit directly there. I'd dump like Aluminum pan like Lloyd suggested, I have tried a similar setup like yours when I first started and the Aluminum pan was not a great idea. Al+acid=toxic/unwanted chemical.
 
I still think you're overthinking this for those two plants but as long as they look ok. One thing to change for sure; dump the aluminum foil pan, it will corrode in a few days and leak water everywhere. It happened to me and soaked my carpet.
cheers Lloyd. You know that I’m going to scrap the the box And just leave plants in house at window sill at night and outside on the porch during the warm days but not direct sunlight and just mist them every few hours . since the Ventrata very hardy.
See where that leads me. I’m definitely overthought.
I repotted the the Sundew Adelae in deeper taller pot so it’s roots can grow and hopefully get new sprouts in future.
Wow thank you for aluminum pan advice totally beginners mistake by sounds of it!!

how do you set up your plants?
 

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Lloyd Gordon

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My setup is different for different plants. Until the winter, the humidity should be high enough for those plants.
 
Is the storage box sealed at the bottom? If so just have the pots sit directly there. I'd dump like Aluminum pan like Lloyd suggested, I have tried a similar setup like yours when I first started and the Aluminum pan was not a great idea. Al+acid=toxic/unwanted chemical.
cheers willy. I’m going to scrap the box for now until I need it for future for more delicate CP, I’ve seriously over thought it and Lloyd is right. maybe use it to mist the plants in. I’m going to leave plants on window sill like this at night & when it’s warm outside keep them on the porch and just mist them every few hours!
see where that takes me throughout summer and growth of the plants. Then worry about fall when it comes.
I hope I did right thing with Subdew as I know they get super long roots and I repotted it A big & taller pot!
 

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My setup is different for different plants. Until the winter, the humidity should be high enough for those plants.
Cheers Lloyd! And yes for winter I will have to invest in some lighting or heat source but I’ll let you all know when that times again.
Im sure my box will come handy in future for more specific species of Nepenthes or Sundews once I’ve mastered these guys and other beginner plants!
What is your main CP plants you keep?
 
Is the storage box sealed at the bottom? If so just have the pots sit directly there. I'd dump like Aluminum pan like Lloyd suggested, I have tried a similar setup like yours when I first started and the Aluminum pan was not a great idea. Al+acid=toxic/unwanted chemical.
cheers willy. I’m going to scrap the box for now until I need it for future for more delicate CP, I’ve seriously over thought it and Lloyd is right. maybe use it to mist the plants in. I’m going to leave plants on window sill like this at night In houses (room temp 20C) & when it’s warm outside keep them on the porch and just mist them every few hours!
see where that takes me throughout summer and growth of the plants.
I hope I did right thing with Subdew as I know they get super long roots and I repotted it A big & taller pot!
Wow I never knew about aluminum tray! Cheers! Beginners mistake!!

I do have holes at bottom of the box but plants have dishes under the pots.
 
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