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    I've bought N. bellii from them before and it was potted in bark mulch. It worked lol.

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    I do believe there is, at least one species of Nepenthes that grows "in" living Sphagnum moss in its natural habitat. It is a very small species, yet, since I have not paid much attention to this genus, I could not immediately say which it is. I remember it being the topic of a lecture, given at the ICPS convention in San Francisco. It is a very highland growing species. After doing a few minutes research on BobZ's Photo Finder I have discovered that the species I was referring to is Nepenthes argentii, which, I believe was mentioned earlier in this thread.
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    Nepenthes tentaculata is also found growing in pure, live sphagnum moss.

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    Isn't it so neat how a plant grows in another plant? That's just awesome.

    Hey while we are on the subject, I have a question! Why do people plant some plants in living sphagnum? What's the point since the moss not on the surface will die from lack of light anyway. Why not plant in LFS with living sphagnum growing on the top? I've always wondered this.

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    its still very airy down there, JLAP. i have a ventricosa is 100%LFS and another Ventricosa(both from lowes) in 100% live sphagnum. the one ing LS has a much more healthy root system but they still grow at the same rate.
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    Really amazing, considering the growth rate of a Nepenthes seedling compared to the growth rate of sphagnum. You would think it would get suffocated. There are a ton of speices of sphagnum. maybe it's a slow-growing, compact form?

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    Quote Originally Posted by philcula View Post
    Nepenthes tentaculata is also found growing in pure, live sphagnum moss.

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