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Carnivorous Plants: Anyone tried it?

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Arlington, TX

June 9, 2012
6:03 PM

Post #9158565

I have read that many Nepanthes do well in pure long sphagnum moss. I just got a couple tiny plants and am thinking about trying it. My other plants are in a peat/sand mix with some live moss on top. Is anyone growing theirs this way? I also have some fir bark (reptile bark) and am thinking about mixing that in as well. An experiment to see if I get bigger plants than what I have now.

June 9, 2012
7:39 PM

Post #9158672

Mine came in sphagnum so I put that into a pot and added shredded coconut husk to fill in the gaps. The sphagnum hasn't survived so I'll top up with more coconut husk and probably add a bit of sand. Checking out habitat information, it apparently comes from swamps where its roots are sometimes in submerged soil. I think it's important to know about habitat so you can imitate as close as possible. Experimenting is good though, if you've got spare plants.
Beverly Hills, CA

August 6, 2012
12:37 PM

Post #9231859

I have done long fibered sphagnum with success. I actually have several nepenthes in LFS including N. hamata, N. ventricosa had an N. jamban that way but it died recently :(
Personally, I do not use LFS anymore and have been switching substrates. I much prefer an airy mix now.

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