I love snakes! Give me some ;D
Everything has a reason, whether big or small. Never underestimate the power of what is or is not.
There is far more to everything than meets the eye.
If you are worried about snakes, pretend to be someone who has a unhealthy obsession with snakes (like me). That'll keep them away
"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe." ---- Albert Einstein
Food is a important part of a balanced diet.
My small grow list
The little derpface first wouldn't grow, then it got bugs, then it got alcohol burn, and now it is turning yellow. At least the growth tip is like... Not dead?
Not to mention wavy leaves now...
My N. x 'Ventrata' is not repotta.
50/50 peat perlite... But I used the EXTREMELY high grade stuff for this, did not want to skimp out on this! I used half a bail of Mosser Lee grade AAA sphagnum and a mighty good portion of MiracleGro perlite with added fertilizer.
Okay, maybe not the highest quality... But I did do my research on the fertilized sphagnum. I did a search on TF and found three or four people had used it unknowingly with no problems. Another pointed out that they just put enough on the perlite to be able to say its fertilized. It has on it 0.04-0.01-0.06 fertilizer... I personally don't think that will kill a Nepenthes... Who knows. I rinsed the sphagnum and the perlite in RO/DI, and once I potted the plant, I flushed the pot to where most of the water ran out the bottom. We'll see how it goes.
I didn't separate the basal because number one, I couldn't rip it off, and number two, eventually the whole plant is going to become three or four long vines with no leaves around the base, so I just left it.
Just did my first very light coffee treatment. I used my five smallest plants. I put 2/3 cup of the coffee in there and it drained out the bottom, so it's pretty much coffee-ey... Here's the plants right after the first coffee treatment... (I took the live sphagnum off while putting the coffee in just in case)
N. truncata Pasian Highlands
N. densiflora x spectabilis
I put two tablespoons of Columbia coffee grounds into four cups of distilled water and warmed it in a pot to the temperature of a hot bath. It stirred it around a bit. It was the color of tea. I tasted some that was left after the treatment and it tasted more like water than anything, so it was pretty weak. I'll post more pics once their pitchers on the new leaves they put out develop.
the coffee is supposed to be fertilizer, i take it?