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    My CP order

    Hello everyone, I am acquiring some new CPs soon. I researched lowland neps and I know all of the basics but I'm still not sure if I can use a simple mix of peat and perlite. Will this keep them healthy? Also, what is the most simple mix for a Ceph?
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    You cannot mention other sellers on the site Devon.

    But to answer your question about lowlanders...
    A mix of perlite and peat CAN work for beginning plants. I had a sanguinea in such a mix and it thrived for me but I cannot say that it will do the same for you as I do not know what conditions you plan on giving the plants. I would instead recommend what I use as my mix; LFS/peat moss/sand. This seems to give more surface area for the roots and also allows good aeration and drainage of the soil. There is more to keeping plants healthy then just soil. You should let us know what your conditions will be more precisely so we can better help you.

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    for the nepenthes there are several: 1 part peat moss, 1 part perlite (or pumice) 1 part orchid bark, 1 part vermiculite. 1 part live spaghnum. 1 part orchid bark. 1 part peat moss. 1 part dried spaghnum moss, 2 parts perlite. 1 part peat moss, 1-2 parts perlite, 1 part orchid bark. 2 part peat moss, 3-4 parts perlite

    For the cephalotus: 1 part live spaghnum moss, 1 part pumice (or perlite), 1 part orchid bark. I part peat moss, 2 parts pumice (or perlite), 1 part orchid bark. 1 part peat moss, 2 parts perlite.

    for the most part lowlands like warm and humid. based on species, they may like part sun to part shade. I don't know too much about cephs though. hope this helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devon.B View Post
    hello everyone, I am getting a bunch of new CPs from Keehn's soon and I would like some basic tips for the plants I'm getting if that's ok. I researched lowland neps and I know all of the basics but I'm still not sure if I can use a simple mix of peat and perlite. Will this keep them healthy? Also, what is the most simple mix for a Ceph?
    Thanks,
    Devon Blomquist
    For Cephalotus, the simplest compost is a 2:1 mix of horticultural sand and peat moss (which I have been using for years with cuttings and smaller plants); for the Nepenthes, you want something more "open," fibrous, and quick-draining than peat -- something including long-fiber sphagnum, orchid bark, perlite, pumice, or a combination of each. The tropicals are not that particular . . .

    Good luck . . .
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    ok, thankyou so much... HOW DO I DELETE THIS POST I DON"T LIKE GETTING IN TROUBLE AND I WOULD LIKE TO STAY ON THIS SITE!!! AAAHHH!! HOW DO I DELETE IT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devon.B View Post
    ok, thankyou so much... HOW DO I DELETE THIS POST I DON"T LIKE GETTING IN TROUBLE AND I WOULD LIKE TO STAY ON THIS SITE!!! AAAHHH!! HOW DO I DELETE IT?
    You dont have to delete it, just look at the bottom of your post and edit the name out and place *** in or just say that you're acquiring some new Neps and cephs. Dont worry I dont think Andy will come down on you with a hammer lol

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    I don't think there should be a problem, now you know. I think they let the first one slide, don't worry. If you really want it deleted talk to a moderator, but you should be ok as long as you don't let it happen again.
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    BTW, by deleting this post I meant the whole thread...

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