Its been a few months and this setup has been doing really well!
I did decide to remove a lot of the plants, and I think its looking a lot better now. Removed the P Emarginella, P Prostrata, P Rana Verde, Dichondra, and the Pennywort.
I'm especially happy with the way the Nepenthes and P Eburnea have been growing in; the Nepenthes has put out a bunch of new pitchers with more on the way and looks really healthy. One of the new pitchers is starting to come around to the front of the setup and I'm looking forward to seeing how it looks when fully developed. The piece of P Eburnea growing on the left side is looking great, its a deeper green than my photos are showing and its got really well defined silver stripes and red mottling on the underside of the leaves. I'm also really happy with the growth of the P Guttulata and with the way the P La Laja Trace is intermingling with the Nepenthes.
I do have a few issues though that I'm hoping you guys might be able to help with.
First, Im getting really confused by the lighting. As you can see in the first picture I've got a pretty strange lighting set up with two floor lamps with IKEA grow lights. (Note that only the first couple pictures have the lights positioned the way they usually are, I moved them around as I was taking photos)
At first I had both lamps centered pointing straight down, but there was a lot of evidence showing that I had too much light so I shifted the lights to the position they are in now. I'm wondering though if I still have too much light coming in on the right side. As you can see, the growth of the P Eburnea on the right side is completely different from the left; its pretty small/stunted and is a much paler green. For a time I also had a Masdevalia Nidifica mounted in the gap in the wood right in the center of the setup. I removed it after it also showed characteristics of getting too much light.
Heres the thing though, I measured light levels all over the set up and as far as I know theyre pretty normal. The area that I had the Masdevalia Nidifica in gets between 2000-2500 lux, and the area right under the light measures in around 7000-8500 lux. Let me know if you think the lighting is the issue or if something else might be the culprit!
Any comments/suggestions/advice is greatly appreciated as I'm still pretty new to this.
Also, If anyone has suggestions for an epiphytic orchid that would do well placed in the center gap please let me know!
Thanks for looking!