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Questions about first two Nepenthe's at local nursery :)

by Alex2893 » Sat May 28, 2016 3:53 pm

I bought these two nepenthe's at my local nursery. I believe they are Nepenthes Ventrata. My first question is should I repot them into a better mix and a bigger pot? Also is a mix of LFSM mixed with perlite and pine bark be a good media? Im new to this. The shoot on plant two is falling over. Is that ok or should it be supported? I want to make sure I grow these as best I can?

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Re: Questions about first two Nepenthe's at local nursery :)

by nimbulan » Sat May 28, 2016 9:08 pm

You can stake the vine or let it hang, it's up to you. And yes, they do look like N. x ventrata.

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Re: Questions about first two Nepenthe's at local nursery :)

by Alex2893 » Sat May 28, 2016 9:57 pm

Do you think i should repot it into a bigger pot ?

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Re: Questions about first two Nepenthe's at local nursery :)

by Alex2893 » Sun May 29, 2016 2:13 am

I repotted the smaller one with LFSM and perlite mixed with some bark. IT was potted in pure peat moss and it was like a brick. It was so so so hard to remove the peat moss. Im sure I broke a few roots and i could not even get all the peat moss out but I got most of it. Let me know if this was a good potting job and will It go into stress from the repot? The bigger one im going to find a larger pot im going to steak up the vine

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Re: Questions about first two Nepenthe's at local nursery :)

by Alvin 415 » Mon May 30, 2016 5:00 pm

Alex2893 wrote:IT was potted in pure peat moss and it was like a brick. It was so so so hard to remove the peat moss. Im sure I broke a few roots and i could not even get all the peat moss out but I got most of it. Let me know if this was a good potting job and will It go into stress from the repot?


It is easier to remove the soil if you saturate the peat with water, then use a gentle spray to rinse all the loose peat away.

Yes, it will be stressed from the repot, but it'll likely bounce back quickly.

FWIW, I left my N. ventrata growing in the original 100% peat for about 2 years.

I recently repotted in peat with lava rock added for drainage and air. This plant would be bigger, but I've taken vine cuttings from it. Good luck!
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