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    Trent Meeks advice on re-potting these puppies is pretty sound. He uses 50/50 peat:sponge rok(which is course perlite). That is not his standard mix, but since they have been grown in pure peat, it gives them a lot of what they are used to, plus provides the necessary drainage we like.

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    I grow some of my plants in a 50/25/25 mix of peat, sand and perlite. They grow wonderfully and seem just as happy as my plants grown in full LFS. If the plant has grown in that mix most of its life I would think it would be perfectly fine to repot in such a substrate..... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    my miranda is in a mix thats 60% or so peat(the rest a mix of perlite, orchid bark and LFS) and is doing wonderfully, large beautiful pitchers. it does tend to stay damp longer and i only water it about every 5-8 days depending on temps. it is in a 75 gal tank so its enviroment is steady humidity wise.

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    Ok, I purchased one of the 12" self-watering pots from walmart and repotted it in peat/perlite approx. 50/50, and topped with LFS.

    Right now the root ball isn't really long enough to reach down to the bottom of the pot, so hopefully it won't get/stay too wet.

    I've put distilled water in the pitchers that are not split/damaged.
    Humidity stays at about 50%.

    There are 2 "tips" to this plant, so is the second tip a "basal shoot"? Can this be removed to start a second plant in the future?

    From what I've managed to find this plant is very adaptable, so I'm just hoping it comes around and settles in.

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    mine was horibbly mistreated before i got it. once i got the humidity up and gave it some good light it started producing pitchers like mad. mine also has a basal shoot that has just produced its first pitcher.

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    Like all the tc Neps from that big Belgian Nursery, N. Miranda has almost uncanny vigor. I've never seen any Nepenthes so eagerly produce ground shoots as their plants. As Joe said, we move them up to bigger pots to sell at plant shows several months later, and we have found the addition of sponge rock to Canadian sphagnum peat seems to benefit. We grow 'em a little dry to toughen them up for the south Florida patio grower. However, never let peat get too dry, because it is very hard to re-wet. It's hydrophobic properties are well known, and is even used in oil spill management.

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    Each grower will need to determine the type of soil that is appropriate for their growing method, a mix which stays light and moist from one watering to the next without being wet and heavy (or "compacted") is a good thing to shoot for. Unfortunately you have to experiment because each situation will be different.

    I grow mine in a mix of 50/50 Long Fibered Sphagnum and fine orchid bark with a bit of charcoal mixed in. This is all I use anymore and for my method of twice weekly watering and controlled high humidity, it's perfect. It's expensive to make such a huge amount with these expensive ingredients (mine is now in a 2 gallon pot) but the plants really enjoy this soil mix. If I use peat that these plants often come in the plant's roots will rot in my grow chambers.

    Good luck! Miranda is a real beauty when it gets big! Mine is about 3 1/2 - 4 feet in diameter with 14" pitchers - I like that! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    14 inch pitchers!?!?! im almost half way there [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]
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