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Carnivorous Plants: An update on my progress with Nepenthes

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Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 13, 2012
1:40 PM

Post #9122275

About 2 1/2 months ago, I posted about being a newbie to meat eaters and needed some advice….You guys are awesome! Thought I'd give an update in pictures to let you see how I've progressed. I give you my before, and after…..

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May 14, 2012
12:15 AM

Post #9122819

That's looking really good. Do you feed it anything?
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 14, 2012
6:21 AM

Post #9123006

Hi tropicbreeze, Thanks, yeah I think it's looking much better! No, I'm not feeding anything more than an additional bug that I may find once in a while. I am trying to be a little more conscious of the moisture, water in the pitchers, and a little more sun than it was receiving before. We've had a terrible lack of rain so I've been watering with distilled water, and it seems to be responding beautifully to that. Though when we do get rain, I make darn sure that it's getting some! :-))

May 14, 2012
2:21 PM

Post #9123714

The advantage of rain is that it's fully oxygenated, something you're not likely to get out of a tap. Athough the tap water has many things in it, and most of those are unwanted.
Brea, CA
(Zone 10b)

May 14, 2012
6:59 PM

Post #9124080

That is good looking. Thanx for the update
Poughkeepsie, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 15, 2012
4:47 PM

Post #9125230

Also, rain picks up other material on the way down, like nitrogen. Ever notice how things seem to really grow after a rain? Looking good!

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