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  • They catch lots of insects on their own and I don't suppliment.

    57 20.80%
  • They infrequently catch insects and I don't suppliment.

    32 11.68%
  • They are not able to catch insects and I don't suppliment.

    11 4.01%
  • I regularly put food into the pitchers.

    89 32.48%
  • I use liquid fertilizer sprayed onto the leaves.

    14 5.11%
  • I use fertilizer at the root zone (liquid or slow release).

    12 4.38%
  • I drench the entire plant with fertilizer.

    9 3.28%
  • I feed the pitchers AND use fertilizer on the leaves or roots.

    50 18.25%
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    I've recently been spraying all my Neps with a liquid orchid fertilizer and I've been really impressed with the results. Most of my Neps put out leaves and pitchers at least twice as big as their previous ones, so I'm going to continue fertilizing.

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    Well



    Growing plants in bright light, like this N. ventricosa x rafflesiana plus regular feedings makes for nice BIG colorful pitchers!


    And N. macfarlanei x sib


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    I feed my Pasian Highland truncata small lizards (anoles) very sparingly. It takes them a while to digest them, but...

    nature's slow release fertilizer?
    Z polski y dumny
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    Always a newbie glider14's Avatar
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    haha so cruel Ron. Mr_Aga fed his truncata a fish once.
    Alex
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    yeah I've heard minnows and fish emulsion are good...but they stink so bad most people shy away from it. I grow my truncata outside, so I guess it wouldn't be too much of a problem
    Z polski y dumny
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    My nepenthes catches very much ants and bugs. I give 3-4 sustained release fertilizer tablets to the media. If the upper side of the picther dried sometimes I give them amino acid solution.

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    Doing it wrong until I do it right. xvart's Avatar
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    edit: wrong thread!

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    I've just started putting osmocote tablets into the pitchers (one or two per pitcher, depending on it's size). I Also have liquid orchid firtilizer but I havent tried it yet. Does anyone have any experience/insight about putting osmocote into the pitcher verses using liquid firtilizer. I know you can put osmocote onto the soil, I guess I just have an aversion to doing that/ irrational fear of over firtilizing maybe.
    Which one might be better? I've worried about the osmocote possibly not being able to break down propperly without exposure to air in the pitcher fluid, but I don't know if that fear has any basis. I guess I will just have to see if the pelets break down after a longer period of time.

    Thoughts?
    Thanks,
    Richard
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