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    plant requiring LFSM

    i heard that some neps only pitcher when grown in LFSM

    is it true? if it is, can you tell me what species they are?

    thanks

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    ...No...

    Some species will pitcher more/have larger pitchers if the tendrils rest on it because this increased RH. Atleast one plant (N. argentii? Don't quote me lol) auctually grows it's tendrils into the soil I believe. LFS can make that easier than chuck bark.

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    no, it's not true.
    they do not grow in lfsm in the wild.
    some require a moister mix than others but lfsm is not a requirement.
    nep pro's please correct me if I'm wrong.
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    Atleast one plant (N. argentii? Don't quote me lol) auctually grows it's tendrils into the soil I believe.
    yup your right. and so does N sibanyuensis(sp?) if given the chance. i have 3 neps in 3 different mediums! one is in Bark, coir fiber, and some peat, another is in straight LFSM and the last is in a mix of peat, vermiculite, and perilite. the last one have a bunch of peat in it. they all grow fine in their own mixes.
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    My favorite mi in my conditions is a third of each :LFS, perlite, pre-packaged orchid mix (consisting of bark, charcoal, and little clay pellets)

    Your conditions may require drier or wetter ingredients (but really... Lol that mix I listed is pretty dry lmao)

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    Hi all:

    As a rule of thumb, lowlanders require mixes which hold more water thus the amount of LFS may be greater, but if you do use the same mix on a highlander, you may end up with root rot, so pine bark, perlite, peat moss mixes are required for the latter.

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    thanx everybody

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    I guess it depends on your growing conditions and the clone you have.
    On Jeff Shafer's site, he grows(at least as of 2004 info) N. aristolochiodes and Muluensis in live lfs and for him at that time, the muluensis would only pitcher in that medium.

    http://www.plantswithattitude.com

    I also remember seeing photos from the ICPS Conference where someone bought N. aristolochiodes from Black Jungle growing in a pure bark mix of some kind.



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