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    Trying a no-sphagnum mix.

    I'm trying to see how a no-lfs mix works for me. I'm using cedar mulch, pumice, charcoal, and some peat/sand mix. I figure I can fertilize this mix and not end up with mush, and this plant hasn't been growing any for me anyway.



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    I only use sphag if I'm strapped for time

    Personally I layer the bottom of a pot with lava rock and then use 1:1:1 peaterlite:vermiculite...personally I find it better than sphag (as in...considerably better)

    I also use pure cedar mulch for my rajah
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    That mix just LOOKS good. I bet it will work great, and if it does heck, I may try some!

    phissionkorps, you use pure cedar mulch for your N. rajah? How does it fair?

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    Is that left-most pitcher buried halfway? Any reason for that?

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    Sometimes you have to bury or cut off a pitcher to plant something.

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    Yes I use pure cedar mulch for the rajah. I've only had it for probably 4 months max, and it seems to have finally settled in. In that time Its produced 2 new leaves and looks pretty healthy. I decided to use just the cedar mulch because it drains way faster than sphag, and still holds water, though not as much, which is a good thing for rajah. I had always heard that it needs a pretty airy mix, and cedar mulch has a lot of holes in it
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    What is the most natural mix? The kind you would find them growing in the wild? I try to make everything look as natural as possible without all that perlite and other stuff. Your mix looks good but take the perlite out or make it so you can't see it and it's way better.

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    "most natural mix" is species dependant. Gracilis/mirabilis/raff would be in a peat swamp, northiana on a limestone cliff, etc
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