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    Would a nepenthes grow well in pure peat moss?

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    no.

    i use pure LFS. you can do half lfs and half perlite or orchid bark or = part OB and LFS and perlite and a part of peat.

    just make sure it's very airy. pure peat wont work at all.

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    Pure peat will work, but may induce root rot. Using 1 part peat and 2 parts perlite or lfs (or 1 of each) is a good, simple mix.

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    If you're using peat, use the coarse peat chunks. they hold up better and break down slower.
    Mixing this with fir bark, coco chips and redwood soil conditioner also helps.

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    In the past I've bought a couple of Neps which were growing in that really chunky (German?) peat that looks almost like orchid bark.
    They're both doing fine in my usual LFS now though.
    I wouldn't say growing Neps in pure peat can't be done, just that there are easier ways [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
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    I use equal parts of peat moss, perlite, and LFS.


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    I use 50/50 peat perlite for my N.ventrata and pure LFS for my hirusta x veichtii cuttings. Both are growing very well.
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    Notice everybody has a different recipe? the common thread in all this is having aerated medium. I mix sand and peat and then add LFS on top. On top of that I put pine needles and have them all in hanging baskets, outside.

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