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Thread: I Was Killing My ventrata. Now What?

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    I would use equal parts of orchid bark, perlite, and LFS or sphagnum peat moss, maybe both, but thats what I would do, sometimes I change my nepenthes mixes to find the right consistency for the area I'm growing in and what not.
    Today I just re-potted some plants and made up a mix on the spot of 2 parts sphagnum peat, 2 parts perlite, 1 part pumice, and 1 part vermiculite. It's really all up to you and how you want to grow, but I would probably wait for someone elses response.

    Good luck with your plant.

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    Its up to you, idk about the pine needles, but a mix of all of the other things is fine...most of my neps are potted in a equal portions of lfs/peat/sand/perlite/osmunda fiber/orchid bark.
    Some are just in peat/perlite/lfs/orchid bark, some in peat/perlite/lfs or lfs/perlite....it doesn't really matter how you do it, its ventricosa...its hardy hahaha.

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    I'm scared.

    I didn't do the "hold underwater and gently move it until the soil released from the roots" way. I removed the previous soil with my hands, like I did successfully with VFTs and pitcher plants before. Are there practically no roots with this Nep? I hope so. Because it looked like mine practically came down to nothing. I hope I didn't tear off roots thinking it was LFS.
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    A lot of these deathcube neps don't have many roots because they are pretty fresh out of TC.
    Just pot it up in typical mix and treat it like a cutting, it will grow roots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TENroaches View Post
    Since I just have one nep, maybe I'll try my luck with not using anything other than LFS, peat, silica sand, and perlite. I'd have tons of coconut husk chips leftover otherwise.
    Know you won't have the the chips forever, you're speeding towards plant addiction at lightning speed and soon will need to re-pot more and more!
    Good growing, Jack
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    oh god are neps addicting....
    i went to Lowes yesterday here in Jacksonville, FL. and saw a ton of deathcube flytraps and a couple sarras
    as much as id like to rescue those other plants, i have to turn the other way....
    but i did rescue an N. ventricosa which was in pretty good condition which is now sitting out on the front porch, shaded....acclimating LOL
    And here in a day, i will pack it up and ship it off to Washington where i will receive it there and place it in my greenhouse with my other neps....
    hahahahah..........addictions
    atleast its not drugs....
    though, sometimes those might be a little kinder to the wallet, rofl.
    not that im advising to do drugs or anything, if anything im against em LOL

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    Now that it's fall, what temperature should be my red flag to bring it in at night? It's been living outside all summer, but now it's getting chillier in the nights. I wonder if I should have it inside as I'm typing this....
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    Seems like the plant is doing fine, but it seems like the newer leaves aren't as big as the older ones. It lives in a south-facing glass block window now. It also seems like the soil is being compacted in a circle around the plant, I guess where all the water sits. Maybe I should do something about that?









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