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    Since I've downsized and redone my entire collection, I'm taking extra care and caution to grow my plants right, especially when it comes to my Neps.

    To this day, I've never quite managed to "get" Nep watering. My latest method is this: I keep all my Neps in terrariums with indiviual water trays under each. Each water tray can hold no more than an inch or two of water at any given time, so after I water it's usually that deep. I'll typically let my plants sit in the water until it evaporates (within the week usually) and wait to water again until the medium is a tad bit dry.

    My Neps don't seem to mind this method so far, but I want to hear all of your takes on this. I really would like to hear from growers who have Neps in tanks since this is how I grow mine.

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    Raff and Bicals like to sit in water all the time. I know that for a fact, I dont know about any others though.
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    They can sit in like 2-3 cm of water...thats about it, no more. Raff and bical as copcar mentioned can sit in all the water you can give em. Mirabilis too is a good candidate for the swampy conditions.

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    So is it a general rule that they can sit in water, but just not DEEP water?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (nepenthes gracilis @ Aug. 29 2006,7:38)]They can sit in like 2-3 cm of water...thats about it, no more. Raff and bical as copcar mentioned can sit in all the water you can give em. Mirabilis too is a good candidate for the swampy conditions.
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    I find that certain neps are more sensative than others. I agree with the mentioned neps that like sitting in water - however be carefull if you have truncata - I killed TWO that way.
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    When I water my outdoor Neps I usually top water till the tray beneath pools with water. Then I go about watering the rest of my outdoor plants... which usually takes about 30-45 minutes. When I finish that I dump out the pooled water in the trays. This allows the media to fully hydrate, without leaving my plants sitting in standing water for any significant length of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (vft guy in SJ @ Aug. 29 2006,8:32)]When I water my outdoor Neps I usually top water till the tray beneath pools with water. Then I go about watering the rest of my outdoor plants... which usually takes about 30-45 minutes. When I finish that I dump out the pooled water in the trays. This allows the media to fully hydrate, without leaving my plants sitting in standing water for any significant length of time.

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    This seems like a great way to do things, but I hate having to water my terrarium plants and then move them all around so I can dump out the excess water. I'm kind of a perfectionist that way! Haha! I like all my plants organized and in the same place all the time.

    I went ahead and measured some of the water in my Neps trays earlier today and it was less than 2 cm, so maybe that's ok. I think I'll wait until all the water evaporates and then next time I'll put less water on my Neps so that the trays aren't so full and evaporate quicker.

    Thanks for all the great info guys. Keep it comin'!

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