Aquafina water? I admit, that's a new one for me. My plants prefer Dasani...
Tony's right. Actually you might be able to go cheaper. If you have a small collection, your first gallon of RO or distilled water from your local grocery store (it's in a "fill your own" section and sold as drinking water) is around .50 and a refill a little more than half. Here in Lincoln, it's .47/.27 for RO water/gallon.
Drinking water's no good, gotta buncha stuff init "for flavor" I get supermarket brand distilled water by the gallon.. there's no refiller unfortunately.
Also what temps is the Ampy in?
Remember that one man's meat is another man's poison....or how ever that goes. Many growers who make these comments are basing their findings on what works for them. These methods could spell death for your plant. A little research into the habitats of your plants will give you the best advice.
Originally Posted by peanuts1gang
N. ampularia may indeed be found growing in the lowland peat swamps of Borneo but for the most part the plants are found in these areas growing in very thick, spongey leaf litter sometimes with a base layer of sandy clay that is moist to wet; never usually in standing water. The only species I know of that can or has been known to grow in standing water is N. mirabilis. There may be others I'm not aware of but at this point who cares.
You should provide Tony with the answers to the questions he posted so that he and/or other members can make an educated diagnosis. N. ampularia can be a very easy species to cultivate provided you stick to the basic fundamentals of Nepenthes culture, but fixing only one componnent of their cultural requirements may not be enough. So, please give as much detail as possible. People want to help.
ok thanks guys.
i think im gonna switch to distilled water and take it out of direct light.