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By That one plant boi
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Hello all!

So I have a large nepenthes that's overdo for a repot that I want to get it done within this week. I think I'll be putting it in a large-ish ceramic pot, and I need an idea on what media I should use. If I could use all LF sphagnum moss I would, but I'm afraid it might get a bit expensive to use purely that, though I'd still like to do a mix containing it.
The plant's current media is LFSM with orchid bark, but I'm wondering if there's anything else I could add to reduce the amount of sphagnum needed?

Thanks!

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By Hendre
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Not an expert, but many use half perlite for aeration (and probably price!)
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By That one plant boi
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Hendre wrote:Not an expert, but many use half perlite for aeration (and probably price!)
Perlite will absolutely be an ingredient, and luckily I already have some!

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By specialkayme
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I use LFSM, perlite, coconut chips, and some pumice.

I don't think the pumice adds anything, and will most likely stop using it once I run out. The coconut chips cut down on cost and add aeration. There is a guy in michigan that grows a nepenthes only in coconut chips. I have a sangunea growing only in coconut chips as an experiment. It's doing fine, but not as good as it's counterpart in a mix medium.

I know many that use orchid bark (instead of coconut chips), but to me the orchid bark breaks down faster.
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By optique
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I just use perlite and LFSM, other stuff like bark and coco seems to degrade faster. I have used horticultural charcoal also it seems to hold up longer then bark.
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By Panman
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elaineo wrote: Sun Apr 24, 2022 4:21 pm @DragonsEye mentioned using hydroton (expanded clay pebbles) for neps. I'm thinking about trying that for my ventrata.
Shoot, you could pot a ventrata in grass clippings and it would probably grow. :lol:

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