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    Can you over water VFTs?

    I know VFTs need a lot of water, but can you over water them? Is it smart to water them at set intervals? How much water is enough?

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    Most of the literature I've read say VFTs don't like waterlogged conditions, but Joseph says he grows some of his pretty much flooded semi-aquatic so I don't know what to tell you.

    IMOE with pure peat too much water along with not enough air circulation lead to root/bulb rot and a dead plant.

    I just look at the water level in the trays and do a touch test on the soil. If it's fairly dry I just add a little water, not much maybe keep the level at .25 inch or so.
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    I grow a few of mine in my pitcher plant tubs. They are under water most of the time, and yet, they grow anyway.
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    I spray my VFTs with a spray bottle each day. Do you think this is enough water?

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    u might want to keep it in a tray of water so u don't have to mist every day...and i've had experience with root rot when there is too much water for too long.

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    OO! I'll go tell mine right away! They have been living semi-aquatically for 6 years, and don't know this tidbit of info!!!!!
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    dude...i'm just stating my experience...jeeze

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    My VFTs are in a terrarium so I can't put them in a tray of water. Spraying them is the only thing I can think of. Any ideas?

    Also, I know I'm supposed to grow VFTs outside, but that probably isn't going to happen. Please tell me what I can do about watering with a terrarium. Thanks!

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