Got my first nep Jan 2015, and hung it in a tree in south Florida. It was three six inch tall plants, ventrata, and it's now six or ten plants, the leader vining out to about eight feet long. The tree has pitchers hanging all over. I love it.
But it's in one of those tiny hanging baskets... Probably a 4 inch pot, with some sort of peaty mix. The mix has started to collapse lately, and compress. The plants haven't been bothered by that, but it does now seem to dry out much faster, and hold much less water. And that does impact the plant.
Is there a way to revitalize the mix in the basket without doing a repot? That would require me to cut the vines out of the tree, and I'd rather not hack this thing to bits. Any suggestions? I'd thought of filling the top with lfs, or topping it off with a peaty mix.
Surely I'm not the only one whose dealt with this problem?