Nepenthes Coco Fiber Question

crazirob22August 1, 2007

Hi. I just bought this great looking basket for my Nepenthes Truncata. It is one of those coco fiber lined baskets. Looks like this:

http://www.earthlygoods.com/large_planter_jpgs/coco_liner_large.jpg

Is there anything wrong with growing it in there? I don't know if it would give off something bad like nutrients or.. I don't know. I just thought it would be great to hold in a little extra moisture around the sides and bottom, ya know? Any information is greatly appreciated.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
corymbosa(Vic,Oz)

They're fine for Neps. In my experience they actually dry the mix out faster than plastic. The sides of plastic pots act as a barrier to evaporation. Fibre lined baskets allow for evaporation across their entire surface area.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2007 at 10:58PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
crazirob22

Didn't think of that. Thanks for the info.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2007 at 3:21PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mutant_hybrid(8)

Yeah, just make sure you keep the soil moist all the time. Nepenthes don't like to be dry either, so too much evaporation would be bad as well. It is a balancing act with these plants. Mostly it is standing, stagnant water in trays that Nepenthes hate.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2007 at 7:34PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
anyone have any pitcher plants or cuttings to spare
Hello all Just wondering if anyone had any pitcher...
renagirl-2008
Darlingtonia californica seed cold stratification
Hello there! I have recently begun to grow some various...
addicted2plants
Conditions for Cephalotus seeds?
What conditions are necessary for germination of the...
townhouserOnt
VFT after some ice and snow
I just wanted to upload this pic of my VFT and pitcher...
purslanegarden
WANTED: wanted pitcher plant
Hi all Im looking for pitcher plants or cuttings for...
renagirl-2008
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™