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.
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
Oct 5, 2017 10:16:29 GMT 7
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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lance: Everyone left the forums and moved to facebook groups.
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mylesg: yes, facebook groups will never have same feel as this place once did
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etiennecancio: perhaps we can try to revitalize the old forums? i always found them to be much more convenient than facebook groups at least hah
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mylesg: i refuse to abandon this place, i am posting in my grow thread with many photos and always there to answer any questions just built new grow room and tons of pitcher shots!
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vidyut: hey mylesg. glad to hear that. Love this forum. Facebook can't organize knowledge like this. Will participate as much as I can.
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mylesg: just posted ton of new pics in my thread!
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