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    From what I've seen the really nice, lush, all-green sphagnum is New Zealand sphagnum, but I could be wrong. The sphagnum I've gotten from the dried stuff is usually half brown even when it's growing well.

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    mine is grown in trays containing about an inch of Spagnum moss peat and then drop the LFS on top dont blast it with the sun but provide shaded light and water it to death mine loves it and its great to top out nep pots with it but i find that if i leave my neps long enough they grow lush and green anyway with the LFS in the mix .
    Bye for now Julian

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    What Chesara describes is essentially the conditions I have.

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    Thanks for all the suggestions. I will try experimenting a bit to see what works best in my setup.

    Robin mentioned that the mix needs to be open to prevent overwatering Nepenthes. Is pure LFS open enough, or does it need something else like bark or perlite? I currently have all my neps in pure LFS because it seems the easiest to manage.

    -Ben

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    A lot of people use orchid bark in their Nep mix. Another topdresses with pine needles. A lot use perlite.

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