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By Sp0nser
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Is it normal for it to look like this?
Ive had this klossii for bout 2 years and its been growing like this the whole time.
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By Panman
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That looks like sunburn to me, cause by to much light. No a problem, just unattractive.
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By Nepenthes0260
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Looks pretty healthy to me. Might want to increase the air movement, as klossii really appreciates that and the leaves look a tad thin for a species that normally has very thick, hairy leaves.
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By Apollyon
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I love how akadama is starting to make it into mainstream cp growing. I've used it for bonsai trees and it might be the best ingredient out there. Too bad import tax/shipping fees drives the price up so much :/
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By Sarracenia2004
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For me, Akadama is pretty hard to find...
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By Sp0nser
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Net pots are really annoying to work with in my experience. I have a veitchii with a net pot and the sphagnum in it constantly dries out fast
I forgot to mention that this klossii is clone 271 so it might not be pure.
So its normal for a klossii to have only 5-6 leaves at a time?
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By Sp0nser
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Nepenthes0260 wrote: Tue Nov 30, 2021 2:41 am Also, it would probably appreciate a repot into a net pot containing an akadama mix.
What kind of mix? Is it safe for klossii?
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By Nepenthes0260
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For klossii, I use an approx. 2:1 akadama : perlite mix with a little live sphagnum close to the plant just to keep the humidity up a bit. Klossii really doesn’t seem to mind drying out too much for me— in fact, keeping it permanently wet seems to be more dangerous (rot!)
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By Sp0nser
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Are there any other types of soil mixes for klossii? I cant seem to find info on this species
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Sp0nser wrote:Are there any other types of soil mixes for klossii? I cant seem to find info on this species
Both klossii specimens I received were growing in coco husk/perlite mixes. They seemed to be doing well, although I think they'd do even better in akadama. I think the main thing you want to avoid with klossii is a really dense, sphagnum moss mix.
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Sp0nser wrote: Wed Dec 01, 2021 11:33 pm Net pots are really annoying to work with in my experience. I have a veitchii with a net pot and the sphagnum in it constantly dries out fast
I like to use net pots and have them in a slightly larger regular hanging pot. So I get the benefit of good drainage, and benefit of slight slowdown of drying out. The regular hanging pot has drainage holes, by the way.

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