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    Nice, thanks guys

    My others hl neps grow very well in 25% peat 75% orchid mix, i think i will go with the same thing !

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    I would avoid peat with this species above most others. It will stay far too wet for it's liking. Use lfs instead.

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    Yeah, but only 25% of peatmoss can keep just the right water level, in a 80%Rh terrarium. The other 75% is bark chunk, who is very airy. In my setup its the best media mix for nepenthes. I water once a week from the top and like i said the plants just thrive.

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    I tried an argentii a while back. It grew ok for almost an year and just progressively declined once I repotted the plant. I used an lfs+bark mix with a top layer of live sphagnum. Also... use a wide pot because argentii loves to bury its long tendrils in moss for them to inflate into pitchers.


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    Nice, thanks for the picture. Your argentii is still alive?

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    nah man.. That pic I think was from 2009. It died in 2010 when I repotted it into a new pot for my big two tanks. It just didn't survive the change. I learnt from experience that given the chance, my highland neps just grow their roots into live sphagnum and completely ignore the media underneath. I killed my 7" hamata and bunch of other plants incl argentii that way by being ruthless with old media that way. Once the plants grow larger, they just cannot handle loosing too many roots.

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