Greenhouse water and _Nepenthes_

Fri, 9 Sep 1994 10:34:46 -0500 (CDT)

Recently, I put three species of _Nepenthes_ into a greenhouse that is
run by the undergraduate horticulture club here at Texas A&M. The
water, however, is city water and is absolutely notorious for being
extremely high in sodium. I remember having heard, though, that if the
sphagnum is doing okay, then the CPs should do okay. Well, the sphagnum
started to die off after the change in environment (100% humidity in a
terrarium in a dorm room window to a greenhouse in the Texas heat). But
now, it is coming back like crazy and the _Nepenthes_ appear to be
growing well. It's watered often on a single pot sprayer, there is no
saucer on the basket, and the pot is plastic. Does the heavy watering
and good drainage counteract many of the would-be effects of the salt?
Anybody have a clue? Thanks in advance.