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By Shore_Fancy_Nursery
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I have a of my nepenthes outside now. The soil of my 4 smallest ones is drying out SO fast. So I am going to do the bag method.

I just want to know ... If I do this should I move them back indoors?
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If you are talking about putting them in a sealed bag, then you definitely want to move them back indoors. What kind of soil are you using? Have you considered using a bigger pot?
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Many times, if the media is drying out very fast, then it is an indication that it needs a repot into a bigger pot. The roots get so developed that they suck up the water, not root bound, but needing more space.
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Even if doesn't have a super developed root system, a smaller pot will dry out much faster outdoors than a larger pot. The smaller pot will get warmer faster than a larger pot.
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Panman wrote: Fri May 20, 2022 4:13 pm If you are talking about putting them in a sealed bag, then you definitely want to move them back indoors. What kind of soil are you using? Have you considered using a bigger pot?
A mixture of dried long fiber sphagnum, peat and perlite

Their leaves lay in the soil mixture if I try a bigger pot
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If you cant keep up with watering you have to go up on the amount of media to hold more H20. I start my plants in a 5in pot LFSM and as much perlite as the moss can pick up. When i cant keep up with watering i slip pot it with pure LFSM.
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optique wrote: Fri May 20, 2022 9:48 pm If you cant keep up with watering you have to go up on the amount of media to hold more H20. I start my plants in a 5in pot LFSM and as much perlite as the moss can pick up. When i cant keep up with watering i slip pot it with pure LFSM.
These guys are still TINY ... Here they are in a 2 inch pot.
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I have two smaller than those that are in bigger pots. The one is a three inch by four deep, the other is three by five deep. My third one, a bigger lady luck, is in a four by four, but it's getting ready to be updated because it is sucking up all the water I give it daily.
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