B. kingiana

One of my favorite species, compact and relatively easy growing. It demands the higher humidity that a terrarium provides, here growing primarily in long fiber New Zealand Sphagnum moss.

As with many species, the lower light levels present near tank walls make for deeper and more vivid color. Lighting of this 4' x 18' x 18' tank is provided by a 54 watt HO (High Output) T5 bulb, light at 6400 K. The lighting fixture, with reflector, is suspended just above the tank's glass lid, so that the bulb does not contact the glass, avoiding excessive heat transfer to the tank. The lid is slightly opened overnight, and after distilled water is added to the tank, to avoid condensation. The room temperature never exceeds 77°.