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    But don't acutally put the soil in the terrarium. It will make your life harder. Weeds, disease, and root rot from undrained conditions will occur if you try to have a sort of planted terrarium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahmad View Post
    You might also want to check out a Mexican butterwort. These tend to thrive on sunny windowsills with average humidity. Not to mention they have lovely flowers.




    Btw, does anyone know what butterwort this is? I think it might be a hybrid.
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    Ahmed,
    That Ping looks exactly like my P. agnata. Mine is growing in a terrarium with many other Drosera and Pings. It works great for me! No rot and very dewy sundews! I grew a D. adelae outside of my terrarium and I did not get any dew. I live in northern California near the coast (and California Carnivores) and the natural humidity is fairly high %30-%50.

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    Btw, does anyone know what butterwort this is? I think it might be a hybrid.
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    Basically with a terrarium you are doing the same thing as that plastic dome, only with glass. And upside down.

    You want to keep your plants inside their own pots, which you keep sitting in the terrarium to keep the humidity up.

    A lot of people turn the terrarium on it's side so they can get into it like an oven, that's also an option.
    http://www.sarracenia.com/faq/faq6010c.html

    Myself, I am going to try a plant rack instead. This is the setup I am attempting to copy:
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=111080

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    You don't need humidity to grow carnivorous plants, most of them will not die if given conditions less than ideal. Let me crack that myth now!!!!!

    When I first started growing I was in the same mindset you're in now. But don't worry they will be fine in room humidity. Did you know I am growing plants from borneo and the phillipines on my windowsill in average room humidity, I don't mist them either. They grow great!!!
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    Crazycow, windowsill growing is indeed a rewarding way to grow CPs. Take a look at some of my pic threads and see for yourself!

    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=115556

    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=116101

    Of course, I understand that a terrarium is the way to go if you are going to try to maintain CPs in your room - especially if you don't have a decent south, east, or west-facing window.
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