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    CPs and Martha Stewart

    My mom was watching television this morning, and called me and said, "I saw a commercial for Martha, and she is showing meat eating plants today." I took it upon myself to go online and see if I could find the segment. Simply enough, if you go to todays show (Tuesday, Jan 20) under show highlights, and there you can see 2 clips, one where some gardener talks about CPs, and then he and Martha arrange some hanging baskets using nepenthes, orchids, and bromeliads. The info he gives is pretty basic, and he says that you can feed VFT's small amounts of raw meat, but other then that, it was a good promotion for the hobby, with some good examples of CPs. She even said they are some of her favorite plants, watch out for the swarms local CP nurserys! You might have just been made a fad!

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    Cool. Those hanging baskets looked so incredible! Was that N. x 'Miranda'?
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    I like it when he said the lids on neps are decorative landing pads...
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    haha! i always new martha would have some episode on carnivorous plants!
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    I don't think they'd be to happy being planted with ferns and orchids, even though they might grow together, and did you see how they just pulled them out of the pots? and put them in pure peat!!! THE HORROR

    If I were on that set i'd jump on stage and denounce her the evils they just showed the audience, even thoug its good publicity. And those huge neps, look so healthy, just to be thrown in there
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    Quote Originally Posted by carnivoure12 View Post
    ...and put them in pure peat!!! THE HORROR
    It was half peat and half bark chips. IMO, it'll be fine with with those other plants.
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    Yeah, I really didn't see anything wrong with what they did. I usually applaud people who find more decorative ways to incorporate their plants throughout their house. Not every nepenthes needs to be a specimen in some grow rack. I think many nepenthes are hardier then people give them credit, and especially more so when they get big and acclimated to their environment. They seem to be much more resilient as they get larger.
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    depending how yah water they could be perfectly happy in peat and bark chips......your watering habits tend to dictate more about what soil you use for Neps and orchids than anything.......if yah keep your neps in a tray of water you need an open airy mix......if yah like to go quite awhile between waterings you can get away with a pretty dense mix...........
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