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Thread: Ideal home for truncata highland?

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    I'm about to repot the only plant I have that's worth anything, a truncata highland, so I figured I might as well see what the most successful mix and pot might be from people with more experience than I.

    So, what do you think? A heavy mix or a light one? What materials and ratios?

    What sort of pot? A typical one or an airy one with holes/slats?

    Replies from people who've grown them in different ways and saw different results would be most helpful... estimates and guesses may just get me mixed up.

    Thanks in advance for whatever advice you can provide.

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    Howdy,

    Light airy mix, I used coconut chips, sphagnum (chopped) lots of perlite and some peat in a small quantity.

    I use one of the square wate lily baskets, wonderful aeration and superb drainage.

    Pretty easy to grow species and relatively fast growing for N. truncata.

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    I grow mine in pure sphagnum, and they grow well. It depends on your conditions - most of mine are grown outside, so the risk of rotting or stagnation is almost non-existent. Availability of material will also vary - as long as it's free draining, holds moisture and is acidic, it should be fine.
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    I live in Italy and I have my truncata Highland in a Terrarium.
    Use 50% Bark or Coconut Chips and 25% Perlite and 25% Peat.
    This works Fine!
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    Well, the deed is done. An open pot (got to use my cool orchid baskets) and an airy mix (a lot of LFS, a little peat, a little orchid bark, a little charcoal, a little perlite).

    Took a quick picture just for the heck of it:


    It's in a 29 gallon tank, and as you can see the next leaf is going to cause some trouble. It's stretching spread-eagle almost across the entire length of the tank (pitcher forming behind the cobra lily... hopefully a big one). I may be forced to just take it out of the tank completely in a month or two.

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    Your plants are looking good endparenthesis.


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    The space keeps getting bigger and bigger and it's all your fault for reminding me I like these things. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

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    Don't Talk to me Dude : when I received my Terrarium on the 16 October I had inside 7 Nepenthes.
    Now I have only 3 because of the growing space becoming less and less.
    My Sanguinea makes now leafs that are 25 cm long!They go from one side of the terrarium to the othr side!It is amazing.
    My truncata will need always more space...I know...she is just young now....
    I had traps of about 12 cm (about 5 inches).
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