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    New and need help

    Hi

    What kind of soil is needed to grow Nepenthes ampullaria, and what amount of wattage from an incandescent bulb?

    Thanks
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    N. ampullaria can grow in peat moss, peat moss and perlite or LFS. just keep it wet, warm and humid and youll be fine.

    as far as the light goes. incandescent will NOT work. i repeat. will NOT. buy fluorescent tubes and a fixture.
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    Whats LFS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zman16 View Post
    Whats LFS?
    Long Fibered Sphagnum Moss.

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    Long Fibered Sphagnum Moss. You can buy it at Lowes, Home Depot or your local garden center.
    I don't want EVERY Sarracenia, just everyone that I see!!
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    a couple of 40W bulbs should do it (2 or 3). N. ampullaria can take low light. I'd try a peat and perlite mix if I were you, pure long fibered Sphagnum compacts over time, which is annoying x)
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    Welcome to TF! Everybody has their favorite recipe for Neps but the common element is that they require good drainage. Perlite and sand provide that, as well as a few other things. I would also try to maintain a good 12 hours of lighting, since they are essentially Equatorial plants.

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    you can grow pretty much any nep with a couple of fluorescent lights
    cool white, or Daylight spectrum tubes will be good for a small terrarium or grow shelf.
    as far as media goes
    i use 1 part LFS 1 part perlite or an orchid bark, peat, perlite, vermiculite mixture.

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