Terrarium Temperature And Humidity?

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  1. John Lloyd

    John Lloyd Seedling

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    Hello, Still Very New To Carnivorous Plants....
    I am working on a 20gallon carnivorous plant terrarium. Trying to get my temperature and humidity correct. I am not even sure what temperature and humidity I should be going for? I hooked a vent fan up but it got too dry so I may need a humidifier. Then I was told the temps should be high like 85F day time temp, so I took the fan off and closed everything up.... My Nepenthes are growing well and getting pitchers but my Sundews and and Cephalotus are not doing well. I allso have a Sarracenia doing very well..... I plan to get a fogger as soon as I have the cash, by summer so I can vent extra heat and keep humidity up.
    BIG QUESTION: what temperature and humidity should I be trying for?
     
  2. WillyCKH

    WillyCKH CPSC and PotM Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi John, what plants are you trying to grow in there? Some plants may not be happy to grow next to each other because they have different preferences.
     
  3. John Lloyd

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    Im Trying to Grow Tropical Carnivorous Plants......
     
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    In that case, I'd try to aim to 23c day temperature, 65%+ humidity.
     
  5. John Lloyd

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    Thanks Willy that's about what the facebook group said too. I was worried it was a little warm but I guess not. I think I did more damage trying to fix it... Live And Learn :)
     
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    Many of the beginner species of Carnivorous plants that grow in terrariums will be perfectly happy with warmer temperatures, Utricularia, Subtropical and tropical Drosera, and even a handful of Pings will have no issues going up to 30C during the day. Have a temperature drop at night will help a lot.
     
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  7. John Lloyd

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    TY H2O that's what I have found out other places too.....
     
  8. jeff

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    Bonjour

    just ask the question, in the tropics what are their growing conditions?

    for the tropical plants for example nephentes and heliamphora have not the same growing condition

    carnivorous plants are not all tropical and sometimes they are more comfortable outside than in terra, a typical example sarracenia
     
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  9. John Lloyd

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    Hi Jeff TY for your answer but... Plants that are not tropical are not going to live in my tropical terrarium very well.... so I wouldn't need to know about them.
     
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    jeff Carnivore

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    I understand well
    in fact I always refer to their natural condition to know where they come from, under what climate they grow, in what substrate, etc.
    if you do that ,you will have plain infos to grow properly
     
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    Hello, I’m new here and am planning on starting a vivarium with live mosses (mostly sphagnum), carnivorous plants and maybe some air plants higher up in the enclosure. Will Dionaea muscipula, Drosea capensis and Sarracenia purpurea cohabit the same vivarium? I’m planning on using a Zoomed Exoterra with the opening from glass doors 12”x12”x18” and using a 1:1 mix of horticulture sand and sphagnum peat mixture with live sphagnum acting as a carpet on top. I’ll be building up in a zigzag ramp from front to back to get a gradient. Any tips, advice or potential issues anyone has I would love to hear! Thanks!

    Dan
     
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  12. jeff

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    dionae and sarracenia are not vivarium plant.
    leave them outside especially sarracenia purpurea who can endure -25°c

    jeff
     
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    Thanks. Are there any species of fly traps and pitcher plants that I could put in my vivarium that would cohabit nicely together?
     
  14. jeff

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    for the pitcher plants : cephalotus-heliamphora-nephentes
    in drosera may be a lot of tropical
     
  15. John Lloyd

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    So.... I Got The Hagen Aqua-Glo T8s.... Such a deep blue violet color... allmost looks too dim to the naked eye.... very hard to capture with a camera.... LOOKS WAY COOL.... so spoooooooky..... very "Bog".....
     
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    Okay yeah that's pretty friggin cool
     

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