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    I have two lowland neps in pots (peat and perlite), and those are in a much larger plastic container that I keep .5" of water in. I add a little bit of water every morning - they're in my office window - and they're doing well.
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    I grow most of my neps using the tray method. Some are in orchid pots with airy soil mixes, others are in plastic pots with similar mixes; I then put these pots in saucers or trays that help keep the mix moist and help maitain the humidity. I water the trays when the soil appears dry. The mixes stay moist most of the time, and I have had no problems with fungus or rot in the past 3 years since I started this.
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    all my neps (every single one) is on the tray method. all growing fine.
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    oh yeah, i let all the water evaporate for a couple of days before i water.

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    I tray water my N. ventricosa and it does great.
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    I've done that with several varieties. It was the only way to keep them hydrated when i had them outside last year in blistering sun on a black rooftop. Just don't let them sit in water when it rains a lot, or gets cool and cloudy, or they'll take a beating.
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    You keep plants on your roof? That's awesome. For some reason that's a highly appealing idea for my VFTs and Sarrs, but the squirrels would destroy them the second I walked inside.
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    I water my ventricosa overhead, with a tray underneath the pot. A few seconds after I water, the water flows through the soil into the tray. After the water in the tray evaporates, I water overhead again. I think that it helps keep minerals from building up in the soil.

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