Feeding small nepenthes and soil mix

From: Christer Berglund (christer.berglund@amiga.pp.se)
Date: Sat Aug 21 1999 - 05:01:33 PDT

Date: Sat, 21 Aug 1999 14:01:33 +0200
From: Christer Berglund <christer.berglund@amiga.pp.se>
To: cp@opus.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <aabcdefg2984$foo@default>
Subject: Feeding small nepenthes and soil mix


I've got two small N. lowii (3 cm) with 5-6 mm pitchers, and I wonder
how large they must be before they can be pitcher fed. Is there any
other methods that can be used successfully before that, foliar feeding?

I've read about a soil mix used by A. Wistuba which consists of one part
each of Lecaton (clay-beads), Flora (peat) and Styropor (styrofoam). I
can't find the same brands, but I have found similar products, so now I
wonder if anyone have used the mix with different brands than the ones

I have already planted one rooted cutting of N. ventricosa in my own mix
a couple of weeks ago and it seem to prosper, but then it's a hardy
species anyway.


Christer Berglund
E-mail: christer.berglund@amiga.pp.se

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