I have no experience , and I don't understand using live LFS as potting media. Doesn't LFS need water logged conditions, while neps like to dry out a little?
Can anyone explain how this works?
Live Long Fibered Sphagnum is mostly used as a top-dressing because it has a nice green lush appearance to it. When LFS is used as the actual growing media however, it is usually dried dead LFS (preferably shredded). Live LFS just needs to stay moist and be watered frequently, which is fine as a topdressing because it will retain moisture. If you have a quick-draining mix and water daily, this works out nicely. Just a note, live LFS will die with no sunlight, so even if it was actually used as a growing medium, it would be dead soon enough.
Originally Posted by alec
I have over the past few years been growing Nepenthes in the greenhouse under mist and in a section that is hard to reach so that I do not fertilize them. I am about to add a fertilizer injection system to the mist this will slowly release fertilizer into the mist itself and I am wondering what kind of effect it will have on my larger plants as well as my smaller ones.