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    Well you do realize that because it says hydroponically does not mean it is sitting in water all the time. There usually is a timer and they only get watered so often. Normally they are grown in rock wool or some other kind of material that does not break down. So with VFT you would not need to use mineral enhanced water but rather just RO water. I think even in practice it could work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonb View Post
    I have bought several VFT that are currently potted in soil. I'd like to transport them into a hydroponic system. I will be using distilled water in the hydroponic system with no additives or nutrients. Also the VFT will be grown inside my house with artifical light. Is there a step by step process of uprooting? Has this been done before?

    thanks and hello to everybody--jay
    Make sure you neutralize the ph of your media before you plant and try to keep the ph of your water slightly acidic.
    You will degrade stone and clay based medias faster but you plants will love ya for it.

    What type of set up are you using?

    Quote Originally Posted by scottychaos View Post
    In theory..it could work.
    but in practice, I doubt it..

    yes, VFTs grow in very wet conditions..but they can also be TOO wet!
    how would VFTs react having their roots constantly submerged in water?
    I dont know..
    but long term, I dont think they would be happy..

    the bigger question, in my mind, is "why bother"??

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    Hydroponics does not mean 100% water 100% of the time. In fact I am growing 2 in rockwool and a home made air pressure flood system and they are doing fine.

    Why bother?
    #1 You don't have to water as often.
    #2 Increased root oxygenation.
    #3 Pest elimination is easier and cleaner.
    #4 Human and pet safe strong systemic anti fungals with a lower risk of soil build up.
    #5 Your not helping to destroy a peat bog.

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    I have a Nepenthes 'Judith Finn' that has been in S/H (semi-hydro) for about a month now. I was curious if would work since I grow all of my orchids this way, and it has put a new pitcher.
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    how much do these system cost?, and do they have to be as huge as the one shown in google image?
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    Upper if you go with semi-hydroponics the setup is rather simple. I've been doing some research on S/H and find it interesting. The setup that I want to try includes LECA (expandable clay balls) and a pot that holds a bit of water in the bottom. Depending on what I decide to try (CP or non-CPs) I may or may not need to use fertilizers. None of the fancy equipment is needed for this setup. I guess it's like anything, one can make it as simple or as complicated as one wants it to be .
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    im using an aerogarden to grow them. Cost me 150 plus 50 for the deluxe gardener kit. I called aerogrow and they told me that they are testing VFT with the aerogarden in their labs but have not produced VFT pods yet for the aerogarden. So I just bought the gardener kit and I'm going to test them myself.

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    I have an aerogarden, I am curious to hear how this works out for you. I may have to try growing some VFT and sundews in there.
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    growing vft's hydroponicly without nutrients is just like growing them in a cup of water.
    I don't get it?

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