How much water can neps tolerate? How long can the medium be at it's water retention capacity without root rot? I've read that after fertilizing, you must flush the pot with water until it generously flows out the bottom. Will that be too much water and/or cause root rot? How dry is too dry?
I'm new to neps and just received my first two a little over a week ago. One in a Pasion Highlands Truncata (3") and the other is a ventricosa x talangensis (12"). Regarding the ventricosa x talangensis, there is sphagnum around the roots and a bark mix around the rest of the pot. The other is planted in bark, but it's only 3" across. Not sure if that's because it's small or because of the species it is, or if it's just lack of experience of the vendor.
I know watering is usually in relative terms, such as "moist," "soak," "drench," etc. and it's very difficult to know exactly how much water is too much.
The questions I have asked are assuming that the medium is LFS, which is very retentive of water.
Thanks in advance!!