I have an idea I would like to throw at the more technically/scientifically inclined growers here:
I am considering replacing peat media with water as a growing media for CPs. I want to hear what you guys think could be drawbacks to this or if anyone has tried it. Completely soilless. I am interested primarily in Sarracenia, Drosera, Dionaea, and Nepenthes.
1) What effects does the pH or properties of peat have on CPs that is necessary to their survival other than a low pH?
2) Do roots perform as well in water as not?
3) Is artificially acidified water equal to the effects of peat but without using peat?
Even conjecture would be useful to me. I'm very interested to see what everyone thinks about this.