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Nepenthes Coco Fiber Question

Posted by crazirob22 NY (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 1, 07 at 21:14

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.


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RE: Nepenthes Coco Fiber Question

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.


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RE: Nepenthes Coco Fiber Question

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


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RE: Nepenthes Coco Fiber Question

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.


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