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    Quote[/b] (swords @ Feb. 20 2006,12:31)]Try and be sure you put them back in the same place each time you take them out to water.
    I remember reading in one of my horticulture books that some plants need a 'light mark' placed on the pot to make sure you don't mess up its relative positioning to the light source. I have not heard that Nepenthes require this type of care but I wouldn't be surprised if they would also benifit from being given an unchanging position in relation to the source of light they are receiveing...I would think that because of their tendency to want to place their leaves and pitchers 'just so' to make them happy, perhaps a light mark would also benefit them. Does anyone agree with this?

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    I water most of my plants without ever moving them, just because I've always had a little-disturbance-as-possible approach to growing.

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    Yes, if you have a grow chamber setup where you can flood/flush the soil without ever moving them that's ideal. My highland and lowland chambers can be watered this way (unmoved). The plants sit on eggcrate shelves and the chamber bottoms have drains on them or are watertight with lowlight plants under the bench who take up the run off.

    My lowland/propagation chamber is only a 75 gallon tank and to flush the larger plants properly they must be pulled out. If you only pull them out one at a time it's easy to know where to put them back. I'll admit, I do turn them when I put them back, so I can easily see their newest pitchers! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

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