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    The most recent leaf it has has the tip eaten away, from the sun perhaps. And for maybe about the past week, it's been living inside a south-facing glass block window. I did put it back out on the deck just now, though. Didn't repot yet.
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    Is this what I want?





    (I included both in case the huge one doesn't show up for some people.)
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    The 'orchid' bark/fir bark is good. Soak a handful in a container overnight to get it wet. Then you should be all set to mix with the other ingredients.
    Is that a Nepenthes in your pocket or you just happy to see me?

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    And Maehem swears by pine needles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    And Maehem swears by pine needles.
    I have a hillside full of those.
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    i dont think anyone brought this up. heat stress? did you keep the lid on the cube when you had it outside?

    death cubes are what they are. DEATH cubes(more rectangular prisms though..) take the plant out of it, repot it in to a more light potting mix. and it should do just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glider14 View Post
    i dont think anyone brought this up. heat stress? did you keep the lid on the cube when you had it outside?

    death cubes are what they are. DEATH cubes(more rectangular prisms though..) take the plant out of it, repot it in to a more light potting mix. and it should do just fine.

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    Nope, never had the lid on it when outside. I'll have to see what size pot I should repot it in. I have some 4" or 5"ish round plastic pots with drainage holes I could use. But maybe I should go bigger so I won't have to repot as soon. Heading to Lowe's shortly to look for some orchid bark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Paroubek View Post
    The 'orchid' bark/fir bark is good. Soak a handful in a container overnight to get it wet. Then you should be all set to mix with the other ingredients.
    I just went outside for some rain water to soak my orchid bark in overnight, and then decided to check to make sure I wasn't supposed to have it mixed with other ingredients (so I knew how much to soak), and now I realize I'm supposed to have this be part of a mix. I couldn't find any info at all on amounts of orchid bark to put in a mix for nepenthes. Someone please guide me. What should I mix this with, and about in what proportions?

    I have:
    • orchid bark
    • perlite
    • silica sand
    • LFS
    • sphagnum peat moss
    • probably pine needles if I check the hillside under the pine trees



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