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    LFS IMO is the worst thing for Nepenthes. I thought it was the best thing since sliced bread in the beginning. After it breaks down and suffocates one of your favorite plants you change your mind. I would recommend people potting in an open mix and if they cannot water like they want they should setup a fountain pump to water the plants every so often. Semi Hydroponics setup. I was looking at pumps the other day. The smallest is 20 bucks and a timer is cheap for a good multi set time one.
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    How can you hate it without ever using it, Nightsky?

    Do you guys use the cheap, brown stuff that's like half the price and twice the volume of the good, blonde stuff? Because it takes about two years, in my conditions, before I feel it's not at the quality that I demand. By that time it's time to repot anyway, and you can still recycle the old stuff for your peat-based media. Are you fertilizing the media?

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    Clint. I have used it and I have also killed a plant in it. The albo you sent me in Live stuff is now dead. I buy the good stuff too Clint. Had other plants I planted in it that are were not doing good.

    Although I am a heavier waterer than you probably were.
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    Maybe that's it. I water every three to four days. Sometimes every five. Everything "dries" out in between waterings.

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    I was on my orchids watering schedule. They need to be watered every day in the summer. Due to how they are potted. Since holding too much water can cause root rot in them over the winter months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustLikeAPill View Post
    How can you hate it without ever using it, Nightsky?
    Some of the plants I've received come potted in it. I let my plants acclimate before repotting, so while I never use it personally to pot with, I've had to deal with it quite a bit.

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