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Thread: Humidfier getting soil too wet?

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    When I put my humidifier on the next mouring the soil mix is soaked. Is this good or bad for the neps? I don't want them to rot or anything if I use the humidifier. I could just not water them or something.

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    Can you give some background information first on how and where you are growing your plants, and the location of the humidifier in association with your growing arrangement?

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    I'm growing them on the top of a dresser and the humidifier is right by the plants so it blows on them all.

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    Does the soil mix have a chance to dry out during the day and before the humidifier is used again the next night?

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    I put it on at night and it runs for about 9 hours on a full tank. So by the mourning it's off. The soil then has the whole day before I turn it on at about 10, 11 at night.

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    But has the soil dried off any? If the soil is still wet when the humidifier comes on again then you may be giving the plants too much moisture. Most Nepenthes like to dry off a bit between waterings. What species/hybrids are you growing? Do the plants sit in a tray or in individual plastic saucers that collect water in it when the humidifier is running?

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    They are in a tray. They are all highland. I need to have it on or the humidity won't be as high at night.

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    Is your humidifier an ultrasonic mist type or a standard cool air humidifier that doesn't exhaust a fine mist or fog?

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