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    evergreen why prolong it
    its growing well for NOW
    but how long until the non drained terrarium causes the plants roots to rot?
    how long until the plant dies from being grown in poor conditions, how long have you had the plant?
    how can you say the plant is growing well, if you have only had the plant for a few weeks to a month if its been that long?
    it takes many months to determine if a plant is truely growing well, because it can take that long to adjust to conditions. Take my advice, and put it in a 6" pot with some WELL DRAINED media. for the good of the plant, not your "viewing" pleasure.

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    I'm going to do what you said but i had a question. How do the plants in the wilds media drain? are they on rocks so the water just splashes right off or something?(not that i'm questioning your experience or anything)

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    they get drainage because the earth isnt limited to a small area like the soil is in your terrarium. the water is able to continue to drain. and there are multiple plants around it that use the water so it doesnt constantly sit in a boggy soup of death. they grow as epiphytes or on rocky outcrops or on the ground in moss. water doesnt just sit ontop of the soil evergreen, it sinks through. remember, the earths crust is very deep. not just a few inches like the terra

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    They have very airy soils, containing rocks, and various other light materials. Sirkristoff is right, the first few months I though my mixta was doing well, but just this months its been gorwing wildly. I`ve had it for a few months now. Also a rajah might be more finicky than a mixta, so it might take longer for it to adjust, if it does.

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    Well it's been hammered already - but yes definitely take it out and pot it up. Rajah is quite finicky, a highlander/ultrahighlander, and thus requires excellent drainage. Guaranteed it will die planted in the terrarium.

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    My brother is an idiot.
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    thats mean nepfreak. >_< is evergreen really your brother? if so, maybe you can convince him to take the plant out and POT it and place it in the terrarium if anything else.

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    You convinced me Sirr, i told you that in my last post. You have the right to call me an idiot for not doing the propper research but now i'm informed and i plan on making no other mistakes like that. I'm trying to grow sphagnum moss right now!

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