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    my nep. ventr. just got here! it has baby pitchers about 1- 1 1/2" high, do i fill them each about half way? also, there are 2 pitcherplants sold here with a picture, one without a picture, i want to order the gracilis, how large do each of these plants get? i have the other pictured nep. already in a order here to, lol, so , water filling, and size comparison, oh yeah, what about filling with superthrive water?, thanks for any or all the info. on these beautiful plants!

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    Putting superthrive in pitchers, generally speaking, is a no no... I think...

    I believe ppl have tried, but many have failed... I may be way off base, but I wouldn't do it.

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    I would say no. The plants from PFT are extremly well established and will not need any extra boost. Just water and if there is NO LIQUID in the pichers then yes you cna fill them a little less than half way up. If the plants sucks all the water back up them add another less than hlaf amount of water to the pitcher, eventually the water should be mainted at a level.

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    ok, thanks. the pitchers are all closed right now, so, ill just wait til they open, thanks again! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]


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    Arrow

    If the lids are closed then you don't need to add water. Nepenthes Gracilis (not you, Nep.G) is a quick growing Nepenthes, meaning you have to prune the plant once in a while. If grown in proper conditions (hot temperate, very humid) the plant can grow quite faster. It is also the easiest plant to make root cuttings. I'm not quite sure how big the pitchers get for these plants. Sorry. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

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    I am gonna see if Phil can change my user name to Nep.G. for less confusion. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    If the pitchers arent open yet, it means they are new, therefore do not need water... They make their own juices. Puttin water in is just so that if the pitchers EMPTY during shipping, you can preserve them longer by keeping them wet.

    Don't put water in a freshly opened pitcher... They don't open and close liek a VFT remember...

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    my nep. ventricosa pitchers are opening, but at night, and in the morning, they open a lil during the day, but not fully, its too late, i already filled 2 of them, i hope it does nothing wrong, the others are too small to fill, i raised my humidity to 85%, the plants are dry looking, but shiny, my 4" foliage plant is sprouting leaves like crazy, and it drips water from the tips that form under the leaves, really cool, since they are new, im assuming that i prolly wont have to fill them then, im really concerned on how big my N. Gracilis and my N. rafflesiana is going to get, are they gonna out grow my 125 gal tank? maybe height wise, yes, but what about taking over the tank with vines or pitchers? i have about 10 more plants coming to fill the tank, lol

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    P. S. oh yeah, im not talking about putting superthive in itself, i have made a solution, 2-3 drops per gallon, i fill my spray bottles from there.
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