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By DesertPat
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#302368
It isn't a carnivorous but a mounted orchid might look pretty awesome there.

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By Bob Beer
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#302371
Depends on what kind of rock. The black or red lava rock looks very porous but in my experience it doesn't really hold water effectively, so you'd have to drill it and fill with medium. If it's pumice then it will often wick the water all the way through and you'll get a nice growth of moss in time. Some orchids might be nice, also Tillandsias.


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By Fishkeeper
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#302373
If you drill holes in it and fill them with media, small sundews and bladderworts will do well. If you want plants that grow /on/ the rock, orchids and other epiphytes are your best bet. Christmas cactus is an epiphytic cactus that would probably look cool.
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#302378
It would depend on the bladderwort species, how many holes the rock has, and how wet you kept the rock. If the rock was almost like lace rock and had a network of holes all through it, and you kept it wet enough, the bladderwort could probably creep all through the rock. Especially if you kept it wet enough for moss to grow all over the rock and provide substrate for the bladderworts. If it didn't have any way to get anywhere, it'd stay in the hole.
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By Bob Beer
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#302433
For pumice, call your nearest landscaping rock supplier.


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By Bob Beer
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#302435
Dang. But I've had such good luck with pumice (and bad with scoria) that it's definitely worth looking for. You can ask about "feather rock" too. Right now I'm experimenting with lace rock but it's early to say anything for sure.


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