keeping monkey cups

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keeping monkey cups

by LFTal_81 » Sun May 16, 2010 6:34 pm

Hi i'm knew to the site. besides from having a VFT i also have a monkey cup. i keep the monkey cup permanently standing in water accept in winter... is this a good idea? it is been doing gr8 for 2 years now. How often do i need to re pot my monkey cup and what potting medium should i use?

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Re: keeping monkey cups

by kittyklaws » Sun May 16, 2010 8:16 pm

Hi and welcome! :D
By 'Monkey Cup" I assume you are refering to Nepenthes, or tropical pitcher plants? For more care details, visit the care sheet for Neps here: nepenthes-caresheet-updated-1-19-10-t843.html
They shouldn't be left in standing water, and many people successfully use a mix or Long fibered sphagnum moss, orchid barch, perlite, and/or live sphagnum moss. Good luck! :)
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Re: keeping monkey cups

by Aging_Bourbon » Sun May 16, 2010 8:35 pm

Welcome!

Well you don't really need standing water, just keep the soil moist. Water them like a normal house plant. Repoting should be done ever one too two years depending on how much the soils broken down.
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Re: keeping monkey cups

by LFTal_81 » Sun May 16, 2010 8:47 pm

thanx that really help
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Re: keeping monkey cups

by dionaea muscipula » Fri May 28, 2010 7:19 pm

good choice nepenthes are great plants! you will have a lot of fun with them, just wondering, what species of nepenthes do you have? do you know?
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