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    Lots of people do advocate bicalcs in standing water. Have you had bad experiences? I guess it is like soil mixes with everyone having a different opinion. Some say "yes", others say "NOOOOO". The reasonings that I've heard is that they're more swamp dwellers than others so they like the extra water. Maybe I'll try one in water and one watered as the other neps.

    Anyone experiment with this before?

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    I have heard that they like really wet soil, just not that drenched, and it has be growing for me, and I haven't had to water it since I got it, I think that the water on the lid drips into the plant and keeps it watered. (I still check every friday) It is on its second leaf and I am hoping that the pitcher on the last leaf the unfolded will inflate but, I can't tell it it is.

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    Just for some perspective on windowsill N. bical growing, here's a picture of one of my plant's pitchers:

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    freakin' gorgeous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilbasso View Post
    freakin' gorgeous!
    I second that.
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=6789&dateline=1352508752

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    Thanks guys! I thought I'd add that I grew this plant on the tray system and it did really well for me.

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    wow LLeopardGGecko you inspire me to grow mine on a windowsill =)
    can you give me tips?

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    SLOW DOWN!!!! Your profile says that you're new to CPs. Perhaps trying a traditionally finicky nepenthes outside of its preferred conditions is not the best route to take at this time. Put it in a tank and grow in under lights if you have the room. You can enjoy it until you get some experience and some understanding of what the different plants' requirements are and then move it out to a windowsill.

    It is possible to grow, but these guys that are posting the beautiful pictures have been at this for a long time and don't forget that as mentioned before, elgecko has a magic window. Much like Stonehenge or the Grand Canyon, it is a phenomenon that only seems to occur in one place in the world.

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