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    I spray all my tanks everyday since some of them have critters in them who need to be watered, so I just do all the tanks before I leave for work. I "see" everything everyday but as far as actually inspecting each potted plant it would be weekly or bi weekly when I flush their pots. In my setups they don't go dry very quickly so excessive attention isn't needed, which is good cos I have other stuff I gotta do.

    I do remember how it was when I first started with Nepenthes though, I could sit infront of my tanks and do nothing but just look at 'em all day long!

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    It's hot now, so the plants need watering everyday. So yeah, everyday.
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    My indoor plants are in my bedroom, where I can see them from my bed or my desk. I stop and admire them several times a day. Don't know if that counts as "checking". Once a week I'll do a big watering, and that is usually sufficient.

    Outdoor plants, maybe every 2 or 3 days. More often if it's hot out and the water trays dry out quickly.
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    Yeah my water trays are quite large and they were half of the way filled up then i went to check on them today and they had about a quarter of a inch of water in them.

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    It depends on what you mean by "checking on" them. I water most of my plants daily, some of them twice a day depending on the heat/humidity and the plant. Some I water once or twice a week. If I'm lazy or going to be away I'll fill the trays up an inch or two and not water them for a two-four days. The plants get a quick glance then to see what is doing what.

    The indoor plants get feed at least a couple times a month and get a good going over then checking for pests and trimming dead leaves. Outdoor plants get a good going over once a month. If it's a particularly sensitive plant or previously pest infested it might get a good going over more often.

    If it's a sundew that is flowering that I want to hand pollinate or photograph I'll check it every 15-60 minutes depending on the species.
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    I mean checking as in "going and looking at your plants". So basically this is what i mean "how often do you have visual eye contact with your plants?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by thez_yo View Post
    I check mine over every day when it's roasting out to make sure all the swamp plants are sufficiently flooded, but otherwise if it's 70-75 F during the day I'll go half to full week between checking on anything. It's mainly just to water. I'll go through maybe once a month or every few months to cut dead leaves off too.
    Bingo. To the letter, that's what I do.

    More often if it's hot, sometimes daily. but usually once a week or so to rake out the leaves and water. Avocado trees are NO fun! The bloom and shed at the same time, and I have a MESS right now.
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