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Thread: Frustrated and Confused with D. capensis

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    really? It's gonna rain in his terrarium?

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    I have several capensis... They all seem to do well being about 5 inches away from a very bright 4 bulb t5 HO setup in humidity around 50-60%. I have one large pot full of mixed capes that I've been experimenting with. It no longer sits on a water tray, I water it by hand the same day I water my nepenthes and cephs. Mine definitely began to grow better when I increased the temperature so maybe that's your issue.

    Edit, here's that pot aforementioned:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Millipede View Post
    really? It's gonna rain in his terrarium?
    Precisely! Why do you think there's always the same amount of water on Earth at one time? The terrarium is a mini-Earth: water evaporates but doesn't boil off into space; it eventually condenses and falls down again. It's just a very slow, natural distillation. That is, if the water doesn't get any nasty crud dissolved in it from the air...

    But, yeah, other than, say, Utricularia and Aldrovanda, carnivorous plants need more water than other plants, but too much of anything good is bad.

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