Iím interested in setting up a large exhibit of epiphyte plants (6 ft T x 6 ft Lx 4 ft D) *and whites tree frogs (softballsize frogs). I know many nepenthes can and do grow this way so I would like to plant a few. My question is how much substrate must I use? Iíll be using a huge cork bark log (it is about 48Ē long and 24Ē in diameter) as the mounting surface. Iím thinking of a football size wad of long fibered sphagnum with roots embedded in the middle and more sphagnum mounded on top and attached with mono-filament fishing line.
Or better yet stuff the whole cork log with long fibered sphagnum and use it as one giant planting container and just carve holes where I want to insert plants?
Have any of you folks tried a planting like the above mentioned method? How success ful was it-is your plant still thriving today? My plant will begin as a simple 4" seedling most likely due to the cheapness of that size plant.
What species of Nepenthes would best with this type of mounting? I know a few do rely on being rooted in real soil.
Thanks for any thoughts!