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Thread: Can i grow sundews in a tupperware?

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    The humidity in my area is not always very high, so I was wondering if I could grow a sundew in a clear tupperware container.
    7.3.04

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    You can, but I haven't found the need for all that much high humidity (40% and above is fine for most species). If you can grow VFT's without a terrarium, it should be possible to do the same with Drosera.
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    Tamlin knows his stuff, but I can't fathom that low of a humidity. I don't think you want 100% though, so you may try it with plenty of holes punched in the lid.
    Joe from Tuscon, AZ(Pinguiculaman on here) uses the containers w/o the lids. He has a grow room and can maintain a good humidy in the room itself. His containers look fabulous, as he usually has a megaton of plants growing in each one. Ever see a small tub full of D. regia begore? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    PS. Tamlin, how well do the plants "dew" at 40%? Maybe I can try open trays under a grow light in my basement.

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    My drosera are in trays of de-ionesed water in open air. They are very healthy and are producing lots of dew. However, some sundews may need more humidity than others.
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    Do sundews also use the tray-watering method?
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    Yes, sundews DO use the watering tray method(just like VFTs)
    Here is a reference:
    Plants that like being stood in water at ALL timesthe only exception is during dormacy, when the plants should be kept drier)
    Dionea muscipula(venus flytrap)
    Drosera(sundews)
    Darlingtonia californica(cobra lily)
    Terrestial Utricularia(terrestrial blladerworts)
    Sarraccenia(pitcher plants)
    Pinguicula(butterworts)
    Genlisea(corkscrew plant)

    Plants that like being stood in water, but they like to let the tray evaporate first, after the tray evaporates, wait about a day then add more.
    Ephythitic/tropical Utricularia(ephthitic/tropical blladerworts)
    Cephalotus follicullaris(Albany pitcher)

    Plants that HATE being stood in water(it could even kill them)
    Nepenthes(Tropical pitcher plants)

    Im not sure about the following:
    Heliamohora(sun pitchers)
    Drosophyllum(dewy pine)

    Hope this helps!
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    I've never had problems letting Neps stand in water for a day or two... even 3 or 4! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]

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    Day or 2 or 3 or 4 is probably fine, but stand them in water for over a week and your plant will look rather unwell and it might die. When I said they hate it, I meant it on long term. Im SURE if you stand a Nep in water for over 2 weeks, it will probably die.
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