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    I don't grow anything else on sponges. It was just a experiment I carried out with my Campy and it has turned out good. Maybe plants that likes similar moisture levels would be ok too. There is a moisture gradient up the sponge, so the plant can find the level it prefers. I've found that the campy prefers the wetter end, though the runners in the second picture are from higher up. If one wanted even moisture then the sponge could be place horizontally in a dish of water.

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    Carl,
    Your campby has amazing vigor. When you showed pics growing inside the little container (iirc), I figured it was an aberration - but even on the sponge, there are loads of little leaves shooting out everywhere! You don't fertilize do you?

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    I've found that the campy prefers the wetter end, though the runners in the second picture are from higher up.
    I've been quite resistant to keeping either campby or james on the wet side. However both have responded very well to add'l moisture. When I've started either on a slab, the 1st thing they do is send runners down to get their feet wet. Once they have a colony next to (or in) the water, they expand from there. Both have also sprouted multiple leaves under the water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RL7836 View Post
    Carl,
    Your campby has amazing vigor. When you showed pics growing inside the little container (iirc), I figured it was an aberration - but even on the sponge, there are loads of little leaves shooting out everywhere! You don't fertilize do you?
    I fertilise extremely lightly. To water the plant on the sponge I fill the containing jar with RO water and occasionally add two drops of fertiliser. I leaving the sponge submerged for a few minutes before emptying. The fertiliser I use has a normal dilution rate of 5mL/litre, so just two drops is a tiny fraction of that.

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    I just got some Utricularia humboldtii and some of the bladders are huge! I know most people already know that but I still wanted to share some pictures, since there aren't that many. The bladders easily beat the ones on the aquatics I grow. I wonder if the plant actually catches prey that are that big. Granted, not all of them are that large but the ones that are I just think are amazing.




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    As I'm new into this of growing utrics, but seems my climate is good for them, here is my only orchidiodes one. U. longifolia, grown naturally under a tree

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    Longifolia is part of section Foliosa, not Orchidioides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hcarlton View Post
    Longifolia is part of section Foliosa, not Orchidioides.
    I only wish that the latter section required the same growing conditions as the former

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    Quote Originally Posted by mobile View Post
    I only wish that the latter section required the same growing conditions as the former
    You mean water + air? LOL

    One of the nice things about 'most' of the Orchidioides is that they are usually easy to kill. Because of this, I don't need to freak out when roots like this happen to wander next door


    As long as I keep plants that have noticeably different leaf shapes next to each other, the invasions aren't an issue. I either treat the upstarts like a mini-propagation when I do divisions or I simply pluck the different leaves out and soon, the invader is dead. I currently have some U. 'Jitka' in a pot of U. quelchii that is just waiting for division time to be separated. I also have some U. nephrophylla in a pot of U. quelchii - & that will never come out (that accident apparently came from the European supplier mixed together as U. nephrophylla has never been near that pot - nor even in that tank). U. longifolia (& probably other foliosa-section species) would also never come out either - I think they can completely regenerate from single cells (after flame sterilization) ...
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