household Nepenthes media

Brian Obrien (
Wed, 11 Jan 95 10:17:00 CST

With regard to the tests of Nepenthes as houseplants, Christopher Creel
wrote that the one difficulty with N. mirabilis & N. maxima is that they
have to be constantly wet. A way to partly alleviate this problem might be
inclusion of polyacryalmide in the mix. This is sold by a number of
mail-order companies as `Moisture-Mizer', etc. I've found it to be useful
on mounts for epiphytic orchids and in other epiphytic orchid media which
needs to remain very open to air.
Have any list members tried inclusion of this material in cp media? It
might even be possible to use it as a major component.



Brian A. O'Brien, Department of Chemistry, Gustavus Adolphus College Saint Peter, Minnesota 56082 U.S.A. tel. (507)933-7310 fax (507)933-7041