coco peat needs to be rinsed multiple times to remove the salts. In the manufacturing process coconut husks are soaked in a pit of salt water until it rots. Some suppliers rinse it better than others but I haven't seen any that does not require rinsing to remove the salts.
The product we are using used to be considered waste material from the manufacture of coir.
More info can be seen about a third of the way down this page in the "RETTING" and "Byproducts/Waste" sections.
I've found the best way to grow VFT's is a 1:1 peat moss/perlite (or washed coco peat instead of peat moss), kept with water about a third of the way up the pot, in full sun all day long. Mine have survived an entire summer of 100 degree plus weather, and 10% humidity. You also had a question about D. adelae. If the plant actually died, don't expect any root offshoots. Occasionally roots might survive under the soil, but only in proper conditions, and then you can get offshoots, so check in the soil for any thick, hard roots. You can take cuttings of the roots, and they should have a lighter colored inside.. This plant is probably best grown in a 1:1 LFS/perlite mix, and it does not like full sun, but dappled light to bright shade, and cool temperatures. Both plants need pure, clean water, such as R/O or distilled, even rainwater.
Even if you are using pure sphagnum peat, it will benefit from a good washing. Peat right out of the bale contains various nutrients and other components that can cause overwhelming algal and/or fungal growth. Before using, soak your peat in water for several days to several weeks, squeezing the water out and replacing it a few times.
plantguyty1: I'm looking for pollen.
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plantguyty1: Does anybody need pollen? I have N. Miranda it's the first time it flowered for me so I do not know if its sterile or a good candidate. Is there anybody with an active female that would like to give my pollen a shot?
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siravi: im looking for seeds, anyone?
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samu0945: I'm looking for N. Aristolochioides
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thatoneplantboi: Hey guys, I'm new to growing nepenthes, I'm getting a mini indoor greenhouse to grow them in. What kind of light should I use for them? Also, if you could provide a link to a product, it would be very much appreciated
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borneo: Yes, they work superbly. But you don't need expensive lights, cheap ones work well too.
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mylesg: i havent checked in here for a while, why does it seem all the CP forums have lost their once strong activity? the trade/sale section used to be so active and now its a ghost town. where is everybody hanging out these days for a strong online CP community?
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mylesg: Happy holidays to everyone out there!
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