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    Looking to repot soon

    I know this gets asked alot, but I'm looking to repot my N.Gentle it's in a 8inch pot and is quite big it's growing well, but the media it's in is LFS/sphagnum peat so I'm hoping to put it into a 10 inch with a mix of better-gro orchid mix(orchidbark, charcoal and perlite) and Chilean LFS will this be ok mix and how much of each to use?

    I think the Nepenthes has been in the mix for one to two years when I first got it home I noticed some roots showing so I put some LFS on top to keep the roots covered..

    The parents of N.Gentle I think are Maxima and Fusca so I'm not sure if it likes more wetter mix or loose mix also I have a bag of pine bark mulch would it be ok to use with the nep mix the brand is pro's choice premium pine bark I bought it from homedepot and it has on it no fertilizers or chemicals added I didn't know if PBM was good for neps so I just want to make sure before I use it.

    I'm also going to repot my sanguinea orange I got from andy's store into a 6inch pot with the mix above or should I just allow it to grow in it a year before doing anything?

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    Fine mix, and 1/1 is fine. My personal preference is 1/1/1 orchid mix/perlite/LFS, but you're is fine. Use pure LFS if you can't water as often as you'd like to to support more open medias.

    Your plant is a no-fuss plant. Don't worry about it. I can't comment on pine bark, unless it's the same fir bark used in orchid media. Repotting your N. sanguinea is fine.

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    Man, what's up with me and double posts? Too bad we can't delete our own posts. Or at least green members.

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    Thanks for the help JustLikeAPill.

    I'll use that mix, but I'm wondering is pinebark mulch ok to use with neps?

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    Just for second opinion's sake, I typically plant my Nepenthes in a 3:1 mix of LFS and perlite.

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    I dunno. I would assume it would be, but no one really uses run of the mill "pine" so I can't say "yes" or "no." I know pine needles can be used with Sarracenia.

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    is pinebark mulch ok to use with neps?
    Yes. "Orchid bark" is usually fir or pine bark.
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    One of our Canadian hobbyists swears by using pine needles as a medium for Neps, so why not pine bark.

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