A few weeks ago, my Drosophyllum died when its pot was tipped over by a vandal. In the course of trying to repot it, I saw that the peat pot that it came in had not broken down even thought the plant had already been in a larger pot for six months, and that the soil inside the peat pot was very damp. Before the Drosophyllum died, its leaves had gotten noticeably shorter and the leaves were wilting at the tips. I can't help but wonder whether this was due to the peat pot retaining excessive water. The mix that I had it in was silica sand, perlite, peat, and a small amount of vermiculite.
If I grow this plant again, should I try to remove the plant from the peat pot since they don't seem to break down? Or did the plant wilt for another reason? I believe that the smaller leaves were due to a lack of insects.