Carnivorous Plants/Moss


Orchid moss
Orchid moss  

Orchid moss
Orchid moss  
I just got a new nepenthes but did not know it would come bare root. I have some orchid Long fibered sphagnum moss but do not know if it is safe, I was hoping you could tell me if it is okay.

That's perfectly fine to use.  However, you should add some course material, such as orchid bark and/or perlite.  The moss by itself will hold too much moisture for your Nepenthes.  Equal parts of moss and some other type of material for drainage will do the job.  For more information about soil for Nepenthes, read our care sheet on our main website.

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Jacob Farin

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