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Thread: N.bicalcarata - What media?

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    This fella is threatening to take over a certain corner of my balcony. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] So in preparation for repotting it, what media should I use? Currently it is in LFS/perlite mix in an 8-inch pot.

    Am I right to think that I will probably need a more airy mix with the larger pot?

    Here's a pix of its largest pitcher.
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    Nice plant you have there Cindy! As far as repotting it goes, I'd stick to the substrate that works for you now (which is clearly apparent!). I wouldn't risk experimenting on such a well established plant - leave the suffering to the runts! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

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    Amori is right. The bigger the plant the harder they fall. We grow our bicalcaratas in lfs, including plants in ten gallon pots and larger. Bicals really suck up the water and have huge root systems. We have never had a too wet situation with them.

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    cindy i agreed with amori.I had done repotting and add more of the same type of substrate [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] Nice bical u have but watch out, the leaves are long and huge.

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    An excellent mix for bicalcaratas is Long-fibered sphagnum, one part peat and one part sand. Mostly for a good number of Nepenthes L.F.S is great, but i do believe bicalcaratas as well ampullarias do enjoy more of a peat/l.f.s mix. Good luck to you.

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    Pure LFS...I need to repot mine soon...and ideas for a 3 foot leaf spanned bical! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (nepenthes gracilis @ Dec. 01 2005,10:49)]Pure LFS...I need to repot mine soon...and ideas for a 3 foot leaf spanned bical! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]
    3 feet, eh? I have an idea - Send it to me. I'l have it down to 8" in no time!
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    Ours in pure lfs have five foot leaf spans, lower pitchers the size of grapefruit.
    As a note, our lfs is not the expensive stuff from New Zealand, but the cheapo Wisconsin sphag we get in four cubic foot bales. Neps don't care.

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