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    I like to use half chunky stuff (orchid bark, pumice, perlite, charcoal, coco chips, whatever is around of those.) and half lfs. So I'd go half orchid mix and half lfs. Make sure the orchid mix has no fertilizer in it. However, the smaller the pot, the more lfs I use as they dry out faster.

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    As a rule of thumb for neps, I use straight new zealand LFS for pots <6" and a 1:1 LFSrchid bark mix for larger diameter pots.
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    How about 1:2 SPM to LFS? Is that ok?
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    That would be fine, too.

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    I juat have one problem with LFS. It doesn't last too long. If using it as a straight growing medium. In about 6 months to a year it compacts down and losed its ability to hold much moisture. Atleast in my growing conditions, and with my orchids. As an addative it works fine, but then again I am not digging around in the soil to see if its compacted or lost the ability to hold moisture as well or not.

    Now I know what everyone says is a good mix to use, but I have a ventrata in straight peat, and my sanguina is in straight peat. My truncata is in peat/perlite, my bicalcarata is in peat/cypris mulch, and my last one I can;t remember the name right off hand, but its in my grow list is in peat/cypris mulch. All are growing fine, and the truncata's 3rd pitcher for me has really surpassed the previous two pitchers. It just popped its top so I will need to take pictures soon, but its newest pitcher is the size, if not biger, than a litter coke bottle already.
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    yea, my raff is in peat. straight peat, but I don't know if it is working well or not yet.
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    Well I just put all my neps in straight Chilean LFS this weekend. I put my sanguinea and my one ventricosa in a 4" pot, and while unpotting the ventricosa, what I thought was a basal shoot, I found to be another ventricosa, just very young. It got its own 3" pot with LFS.
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    Sweet!!! Yea, I just got a 2 new baby Sangs today. about 3 inch diameter. One of them already has two basals on it! Pitchers are too cute!!!
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