Date: Sun, 21 Nov 1999 22:54:35 -0700 From: Rich Ellis <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Message-Id: <aabcdefg3968$foo@default> Subject: Re: Nepenthes mirabilis soil mix
On Sun, 21 Nov 1999 "William M. Gorum, Jr." <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I know how varied answers will be on this, but I need some information
> about the preferres soil mixture of N. mirabilis. I read in "The
> Garden" that is avoids peaty soils and that it prefers a more alkaline
> medium. What would be a recommended growing medium to fit the
> qualifications of being peat free and alkaline?
I read that too, however, I actually use a very peaty soil mix and it
does very well. For most Nepenthes I use 1 part each of peat, orchid
bark, charcoal and perlite. But in my growing conditions N. mirabilis
seems to do better if the soil is wetter than average so I double the
peat content. Keep in mind that N. mirabilis is the most widespread
Nepenthes and I would bet that different populations can be found in a
variety of conditions.
Boulder, Colorado http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/Vines/8564/
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