Is this a good setup for carnivorous plants?

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Is this a good setup for carnivorous plants?

by alanmota2004 » Sat May 13, 2017 9:49 pm

Note:i live in chicago andvhey get atleast 6 hours of sunlightImage

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Re: Is this a good setup for carnivorous plants?

by Frothy_Milk » Sat May 13, 2017 9:50 pm

Is that a pinguicula or a Nepenthes in the right corner?


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Re: Is this a good setup for carnivorous plants?

by Frothy_Milk » Sat May 13, 2017 9:51 pm

Wait nevermind it's a Nepenthes


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Re: Is this a good setup for carnivorous plants?

by alanmota2004 » Sat May 13, 2017 9:53 pm

Yea its not doing so well in my conditions

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Re: Is this a good setup for carnivorous plants?

by alanmota2004 » Sat May 13, 2017 9:53 pm

The nepenthes

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Re: Is this a good setup for carnivorous plants?

by Shadowtski » Sat May 13, 2017 9:58 pm

Are you using distilled. de-ionized, or collected rainwater for your plants?

If so, your setup should be fine for Spring, Summer, and Autumn. Chicago is a little cold in Winter for those plants though. It's still a little cold this time of year for your Nepenthes. I keep mine inside until night temperatures are above 50 Degrees in Milwaukee.

Also, what's in the Red pot? I'd suggest adding more media, get it up even with the top of the flower pot.

That's my two cents worth.

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Re: Is this a good setup for carnivorous plants?

by alanmota2004 » Sat May 13, 2017 10:05 pm

Distilled and collected rain water the red pot has vft seeds

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Re: Is this a good setup for carnivorous plants?

by alanmota2004 » Sat May 13, 2017 10:06 pm

Also thank you your a great help

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Re: Is this a good setup for carnivorous plants?

by Frothy_Milk » Sun May 14, 2017 12:57 am

alanmota2004 wrote:Yea its not doing so well in my conditions

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Try not to keep the Nepenthes sitting in water, it will get root rot. What is the Nepenthes potted in soil-wise?


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Re: Is this a good setup for carnivorous plants?

by alanmota2004 » Sun May 14, 2017 1:41 am

Peat and perlite with sphagnum peat moss and thanks for the tip i didnt it would rot(which it did)

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Re: Is this a good setup for carnivorous plants?

by Frothy_Milk » Sun May 14, 2017 4:47 am

alanmota2004 wrote:Peat and perlite with sphagnum peat moss and thanks for the tip i didnt it would rot(which it did)

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I would recommend Nepenthes being potted in long fibered sphagnum moss with some other material like orchid bark, or perlite. The Nepenthes needs good drainage and should not be sitting in water (again can cause root rot). Peat can hold moisture for a long time which is good, but it doesn't do well because it doesn't drain well at all.


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Re: Is this a good setup for carnivorous plants?

by alanmota2004 » Sun May 14, 2017 4:55 am

Ok thanks im order some more cp

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