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    Added new plants to my collection

    I have added a number of new plants to my collection since I last posted. I started with a Venus Fly Trap, then a couple of Sundew types. I now also have a Monkey Cup (which has a baby ) and 2 types of Pitcher Plants. They are doing really well on the windowsil, and I will be splitting them soon as they (especially the VFTs) are outgrowing their pots. But thereís no space left on the windowsil and Iím going to have to move them. Iím thinking of putting the Monkey Cup and Pitcher Plants into hanging baskets outdoors under a tree to filter the sun.

    I need advice on what type of basket to use. I havenít seen ones with a water tray but this is essential isnít it? The plants must still stand in an inch or 2 of water right?

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    lily/orchid baskets are great (http://www.beautifulorchids.com/orch...ic_basket.jpg).
    Nepenthes do not need to stand in water, and I personally don't do it at all. When done, it should only be with a few species (bical/mirabilis/etc).
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    Welcome back, Mozie. I'm glad to hear your plants are doing well. Your Sarracenia would do better in full sunlight rather than shaded sunlight.

    You can buy clear plastic basket liners which should be sized to fit within the baskets and then put your pots into those. I use these as deep individual trays for my Sarracenia. Sarracenia like having their roots soaking - just don't let the water get stagnant - let it dry out once in a while before watering.

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    So I could use something like this for the Nepenthes (no tray)


    ...and this for the Sarracenia?

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    Yes, that should work nicely. Deeper might be better for the Sarracenia. What are the dimensions of these pots? A minumum of diameter of 15 cm x 15 cm deep is probably in order for the Sarracenia if they are of flowering size.

    Many of these pots come with plugs for the drainage holes. Remove the plugs for the Nepenthes. If you wish you can make a mini-bog with a larger pot - leave the plugs in and plant several CPs (other than Nepenthese) in the pot.

    Make sure there is nothing with zinc (wires etc) in it as this is poison to Nepenthes.

    To clarify the previous post it should read "let the trays dry once in a great while before watering". The planting media should always remain moist.

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    There are also coir hanging baskets that some people use.



    Welcome back! And N.A.N. advice is spot on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    There are also coir hanging baskets that some people use.
    These coir baskets for the Monkey Cups right?

    Thank you

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