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    BAD Nep Advice

    I'm sure we've all seen some on general gardening sites
    Just thought I'd post a few of my faves for the fun of it

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    1) Here's the question asked

    "I just received my first Nepenthes Ventrata plant (photo's below) and the pitchers have no fluid in them. What can I do so they don't get all dried out?"
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    Here's one of the replies

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    fill them 1/4" of distilled water, no minerals, and be sure to empty them a couple times a week and refill. They only partially digest insects they capture (and a healthy pitcher captures a good deal!), thus they need to be empty of the contents and refreshed. This process helps in the plants "digestion". Also, be sure the potting material *never* dries up, keep it moist by watering twice a week. I've been doing it 2x/wk, until it leeks water out of its planter.

    http://www.plantswap.net/forum/f11/n...itchers-18193/

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    2) You don't need to feed it bugs. No carnivorous plant needs to be fed. They get most of their food from light. Bugs are like desert. Feed a 1/4 strength fertilizer every 2 weeks in the spring to get the plant pitchering.

    http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/l...1211954.html?6

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    Gotta Love It
    LOL

    Peace...

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    LOLOL! That's too funny.
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    Yeah
    Except for the person who unwittingly fallows the advice / LOL

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    i could go for some desert LOL

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    Where did they get this "info" in the first place?

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    I know a guy that swears that the VFTs in the deathcubes at lowes and places like that are genetically modified to only live for a few years at the most before they crash and die.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wire Man View Post
    Where did they get this "info" in the first place?
    Who knows
    But you just gotta love " be sure to empty them a couple times a week"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Gnome View Post
    Who knows
    But you just gotta love " be sure to empty them a couple times a week"
    Yes, that's the best part of the advice lol! So funny.

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