03-06-2004, 07:23 AM
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Elysburg, PA
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I've reached my upload quota, but I'll see about making a small webpage about it. To give credit where it's due, HeyPK was the inspiration, I just changed things a little bit.
The crypts did REALLY well in the soil substrate with the soda bottle "humidor". If you've got the room that's a great way to grow them emersed.
As far as fertilization, they're watered with water from my discus tank so it's got plenty of plant food in it already. They also get a dilute micronutrient spray every few days and seem to be enjoying that as well. The substrate is just super cheap potting soil from my local supermarket. It's just sand and forest compost/recycled trees. There my be some peat in it, but we're so close to Georgia here that it's likely their pine scraps.
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Yeah, there's been awesome growth in the crypts, they love it like this! Funny you should mention carnivorous plants, the director of the gardens at my school does his research on Sarracinia and Nepenthes pitcher plants. He's developed a few of the hybrid strains that are on the market now...
The inspiration for this really came from Jan's setup. You can find it in the How To section of his site.