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    Trigger plant care

    How should I care for this? I want to put one in my carnivorous plant terrarium to replace the nepenthes bicalcarata, which is completely inapprorpiate. I could not find any grow instructions online.

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    Well, I can only comment on Stylidium debile, if you have one of the others someone else will have to speak up. Basically, I grow them in straight peat, water once a week or so, and keep them in a sunny place. That's it and they grow like weeds. Nothing to it, athough they do always die back in the Summer.

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    S. debile:





    Sand and peat and water and sunlight. It does seem to struggle in the summer.

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    Temps? Humidity? My terrarium gets to a MAX of 83* on a bad day. Humidity gets to 80% and lows at 59%. I will be DIY-ing a 9000 lumen 100w led onto it in a few weeks. Will that work?
    I can also put an led spotlight on it if that will help.

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    Your temps and humidity are fine, and if you can grow pygmy sundews and/or a heliamphoa, the lighting should be okay too. Really, these guys are easy peasy. When I said they grow like weeds I wasn't kidding.

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    From my own experience..

    Potted with room to spread, because it will whether you want it to or not. LONG thread like roots.. so something tall.
    Sandy peat. Deep standing water..
    LOTS of sun.
    It's been mid 80*s-upper 90*s everyday, with night temps in the upper 50*s-mid 60*s.
    Humidity is in the 60%-ish range.

    Here is mine as of today, the mid of summer.




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    LOL! Mass wins!

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    I have about 6" of soil in my terrarium where I want to put it. The soil is 50/50 peaterlite throughout the terrarium.
    Temps are high 70's to low 80's, and night temps are ine the high 60's.
    Thanks!
    Last edited by asid61; 07-22-2012 at 11:33 AM.

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