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    Well it seems one of my plants is growing faster then I want it to. and is almots going to be as wide as my grow chamber... My chamber is a 30" cube and this plant (maxima x miranda) is just getting to big. I may need to hack it....

    do you guys just continue to build larger chambers as they're needed?
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    I don't know how big a maxima x Miranda gets? N. maxima is generally a bit smaller in diameter than Miranda who is huge and a vigorous grower once it does start to get some size!

    If I want to "bonsai" a nep and keep it small and manageable in a terrarium I use a small pot and continuous pruning. As soon as it gets too wide, trim and replant the top (make nodal cuttings from the rest of the stem). I had to do this for a long time when I had only one aquarium to grow in. Nowadays I have more room to let em grow wild but I still do a big trim every January and restart my most overgrown (too tall) plants.

    A bigger chamber is always the best idea, then you can get more plants, then a bigger chamber and then more plants....! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

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    I just rearranged my greenhouse (literally 5 minutes ago) so i have more space to put plants, but that is so i can get more for christmas. I just let em' grow so i have a little jungle there, and when they get to gigantic proportions, i hack the stem in to little parts and plant them and sell it once it roots. I haven't had any plants get that large yet, but i will once they do. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    Maybe i'll get a bigger greenhouse by then. Who knows? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_l_32.gif[/img]
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    hmm what do you do about shading? this plant I have is on a mission to block all light to its other nepthes bretheren
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    Mine seem to be doing okay. My tallest nep gets so much sun that the new leaves are much narrower, allowing more sunlight to reach the ones below it. Besides, i try to group Neps of certain sizes together.
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    The best thing to do with plants that are growing too fast is to cut them up and share the cuttings with everyone. Provided you have more than one growth point of course.

    I will have plenty of N. ventrata and N. gentle to share when the weather warms. I have the room but one vine is already 10 feet long on th N. ventrata!

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    And what happens if they have only one growth point, glenn? I've heard they will simply stop growing in that case...

    By growth points, I assume you mean basal shoots?
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    Sszvein,
    It is usually advisable to wait until the nep has a basal shoot before you cut, but not always required. Depends a little on the species. N. gracilis, for example, is one that I have cut when there were no other growth points. Cutting the vine actually stimulated more growth points to grow from the base.
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