Re: Growing Live Sphagnum

Oliver T Massey CFS (
Mon, 2 May 1994 14:44:54 -0400

> As an aside question... does anyone know the merits of growing
> Nepenthes in only live sphagnum? If they are stellar, then can someone
> give me some suggestions on where I could get about two gallons of it?
> Chris

My collection of Nepenthes is modest compared to some growers, but I like live
sphagnum. First, it helps maintain a standard moisture level, second, it
doesn't break down nearly as fast as other 'soils', and third, I can tell the
moisture conditions for the plant from the moss. Fourth, I guess is that it
reproduces itself for your next plantings.

Tom in FL