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    The water is probably highly oxygenated. Remember, water never kills a plant, lack of oxygen does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nepenthes gracilis View Post
    The water is probably highly oxygenated. Remember, water never kills a plant, lack of oxygen does.
    maybe I could try to grow like a nepenthes ventricosa on the tray method and use a air pump and a bubble stone to oxygenate the water.
    and idea maybe I coudl try growing it without soil.
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    Any know if it's possible to grow nepenthes via hydroponics?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Its_a_friday View Post
    Any know if it's possible to grow nepenthes via hydroponics?
    I don't see why not... Since you can use rockwool (or clay pellets) to grow CP's, and using hydroponics doesn't mean the media is saturated at all times, it is not much different from growing them traditionally.

    I wonder if you can grow them via aeroponics though.... that would be something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phissionkorps View Post
    I don't know anything about utrics, so I can't comment. A nep seed wouldn't germinate in nothing but water though...plus I think they float, so that water wasn't always there. Like I said, it was probably just a swampy area w/ gibba nearby. Once the water level rose or the area flooded, gibba just came in from surrounding areas.
    I think gibba can survive low water levels. People at cpuk flower their gibba in really low water levels, like 1-2 cm deep. I still have yet to try that.

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    i had a strand growing in straight peat, lasted almost 6 months cause i forgot about it. and believe it or not it went brown when i finally remembered it and placed it back into where the mother plant was.. very weird.

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    As far as I know, hydroponics is used to supply nutrients to the roots of a plant with out the use of soil. And I don't think Nepenthes tend to grow in nutrient rich soils. Since soil isn't technically required except for stability/water absorption for carnivorous plants, I don't see why Nepenthes couldn't grow in water, as long as their roots were provided with oxygen, as nepenthes gracilis said.

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    It think you coudl but you'd be using very very weak organic nutrients in lavrock using the drip methode.
    I am too chicken to try though..

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