- Aug 18, 2017
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- Northern CA
I was just about to repot some of my small Nepenthes recently acquired this past winter. Looks like they are in 2.5 inch pots and sphagnum. But I have no clue when and what I should use.I've grown carnivorous plants and orchids for many years. The slipper orchids are getting crowded, so I have been thinning the Nepenthes collection. I will keep my favorites, such as this Nepenthe macrophylla:
It took a long time to get it to this size.
Thanks for looking and good growing,
Thanks for the input. Yes I have a bag of growdan that I wanted to use with perlite.I don't think larger pots are a problem, but I wouldn't overdo it. I do have some pretty large plants in pots that look quite small, compared to the plant.
Haven't used totally inorganic potting media, but don't think it would be a problem...nepenthes don't seem fussy...been considering trying a mix including Grodan Mini-Cubes
Sorry, I don't try to mail plants. I can unload extra plants at the local CP meetings.Are you comfortable shipping your Nepenthes? I may be interested in anything you are looking to re-home.
I drop slugs, pill bugs and other critters I find in the garden into pitchers. Lots of salamanders find their way into the greenhouse, and unfortunately a few have been caught.Beautiful species. Unfortunately, I think it would starve in our greenhouse.
A friend on the Big Island had a large Nepenthes nursery, which I loved to visit. Sadly, two years ago, Fissure #8 claimed his home and all his plants.That’s a sweet one. I have a friend here in HNL, Dale M., who grows a lot of Nepenthes.
I’ve tried a handful, but have not had much success, aka .