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    All,

    I've been reading through all the nepenthes post about repotting and I have learned a lot, but still have some questions.

    First, I have a sanguinea and am going to order a ventricosa soon. The sanguinea is in and the ventricosa will be in, a 3" pot. The sanguinea appears to be doing very well, but I am thinking about putting it in something bigger that it can live in for a while, and the same with the ventricosa. What pot size is recomended for those plants?

    Secondly I have a question about medium. I have read a lot about the different soil mixes everyone uses. I know that my sanguinea is in a mix of LFS and perlite. Would it be ok to grow both of them in nothing but LFS? I have a bag of Chilean LFS handy and wonder if that is sufficient for these plants.

    Thanks all
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    I have my ventricosa and two other of my neps in stright LFS and they are doing great so I'd do it. When it comes time to repot the other neps they will be also in stright LFS.

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    One general thing about Neps is that they like to be in a airy soil media. That is why people, in their variou mixes, use perlite and/or orchid bark, and or LFS, and/or pine needles, and/or... The two Neps you have are the easiest of the easiest and aren't fussy at all. As Jay said, LFS alone would be fine.

    As far as poting is concerned, you can also do a variety of things - planters, hanging baskets, terrarium, window sill, outside,... Personally, I use a planter and have them at a window sill.

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    Thanks for the replys. What is a good indication that your current pot is too small?
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    You have roots coming out the bottom. The plant stops increasing in size before reaching mature size.
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    I just repotted my first Nep in LFS into a slightly bigger pot, no pitchers at this point. It's under my back patio in bright shade now. I also just ordered a few smaller Neps., a Nepenthes sanguinea and a Nepenthes ventricosa in 3" pots.

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    Wait, pine needles? Thats a good additive? I'm in Georgia and pine needs are in escapable.

    I just got the Ventricosa that really is hard to water in that 3" pot, and it came in peat/perlite to top watering is messy. I was thinking about getting a bag of Orchid Mix and mix that 1:4 with LFS, but if its not worth the cost, I'll just do LFS.

    Any opinions?
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