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    Hmmmm.. might try that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (endparenthesis @ April 13 2005,3:25)]If the medium is deep enough that there's no chance of the roots growing into the water, then it wouldn't be much different from frequent waterings, IMO. I don't think I'd try it without the airiness... but I'm just going by what I've read really.
    I have my two N. coccinea and N. miranda growing in 8" pots, using the tray method.

    I fill the tray to about halfway, and wait til it's nearly (but not completely) empty.

    The N. coccinea has roots growing out the drainage holes into the tray, and there is no sign of rotting.

    They all are doing wonderfully.

    In my grow chamber, I have smaller Neps in 5" square pots, also on the tray method, except I only put an inch of water in the tray, and let it (the tray, not the soil) dry before watering again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Mannex17 @ May 12 2005,8:40)]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.
    If you're collecting the runoff water in a tray, and letting the soil take that water back up, then any minerals present in the water can still build up.

    I overhead water and let the excess collect in the tray, but I use rainwater.
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    I use distilled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (FlytrapGurl @ May 12 2005,4:35)]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.
    As a person who has lost Drosophyllum, Sarracenia, Flytraps, and numerous Utrics to squirrels and possibly a raccoon, i have come to hate and fear those fuzzy-tailed rats.

    Birds also seem to like some nepenthes pitchers and will peck them apart.

    I have found that if the vegetation covers all the soil it minimizes the appeal to squirrels. However, if there are bugs or other tasties in the pitchers, you might lose those.
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