Doesn't merriliana live on lateritic hills in the phillippines? Isn't laterite very dense?
This all seems so confusing...
I think someone should write a "Nepenthes of the Phillippines" book. (fatboy!!! )
Anyway, I'm thinking of experimenting with laterite in my merrilliana soil mix once it outgrows it's current 6 inch pot (which i think will be in the next few months). I've read descriptions of the stuff, and I think that it sounds alot like the clay stuff under the top soil in my backyard. I managed to get some of the clay out of the ground, and I'm wondering if any geology expert on the forum can tell me if it's really laterite or not. The best things in life are free, so I'm hoping that the stuff really is laterite!
(I put the clay in wide tray and mixed it with a lot of water to try to "purify" it so that's why it's so wet.)
I know that this is sort of off topic but merrilliana and bellii are related, so it really isn't THAT off topic. hehe
Thanks a lot.