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By Plant_master
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#385512
How would I manage to water all my tropical plants I'm going to be gone 8 days and its supposed to rain at least 3 times this week and I water every other day will they live through this ?
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By optique
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#1 quick and cheap use a sprinkler on a timer $30 or less bigbox store for everything

#2 free soak the tub and put it in the house for 8 days.
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By Plant_master
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#385527
I dont have neighbors Haha I was thinking of having a container under the with rope in the water below will this work my monstera will be fine she loves to be dry she just put out a new leaf and another's on the way again
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By Apollyon
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It's a gamble with the rain. Coming from a place where it rains supposedly all the time, forecasts are often wrong.

The string concept might work, I used it to create a self watering moss pole. depends on how absorbant the media is tbh. For me it helps with the LFS but it'll still dry out if I don't water it directly.

If I was in your shoes and I wanted to ensure their survival, I'd skip the optimal condition concept. When I had to leave my house for a week I had someone water the stuff outside but inside I had to take out half my lights, drop the timers, dome everything and wrap pots to hold in the moisture. Honestly only one plant really showed wear but it was something I messed up on.

Honestly depending how much sun and how hot it gets are going to be the main factors on how much water the plant is going to need. If you think you can find a shadier spot to put them where they can still catch rain, perhaps that'd be a good play. Then you wouldn't have to fight the tedium of trying to overkill it.

I'm no expert but I believe I had a plant similar to that very large one. If it's the same that thing might as well be a cactus.
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By Plant_master
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#385531
She was just a seedling now she is getting fenestrations yay!!!
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Little seedling still
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By Apollyon
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Plant_master wrote:Thanks I'll wrap them to preserve moisture
Well if you do actually do that, don't keep them in the sunlight because that'll seriously jack up the soil temperature.
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By Plant_master
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#386234
Ok everything is fine and while I was at the beach I went to visit a location of venusflytraps and sundews. location disclosed to public . But it was amazing to seen them in wild.also got some Spanish moss
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