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Nepenthes sanguinea

This is a discussion on Nepenthes sanguinea within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; I have a Nepenthes sanguinea that will probably need to be repotted soon. Does anybody ...

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    I have a Nepenthes sanguinea that will probably need to be repotted soon. Does anybody know the best way to go about it (type/size of pot, and media)? It is in a 2-2.5 inch pot now, and it has kind of grown over the side.

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    It depends on your style of watering. If you don't water often enough, I'd use straight long fiber spaghnum moss or rock wool (not the water repellant type). If you are a "regular waterer" or if you are worried about it being waterlogged, try adding some perlite, orchid bark and or pumice. Remember to use plastic pots only, since I found unglazed ceramic tend wick moisture away too fast and trap minerals and excess salts from the water. About 1 - 2 sizes up at the most. Good luck!

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    very cool, thanks
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    I know almost nothing about this kind of plant...do you guys think I should be thinking about repotting it? And to what point (it is mostly brown along the base until all of the leaves, about 2")?

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    hi, i have a few nepentes myself just starting out. anyways i dont think that your
    sanguinea is overpotted, and the leaning to the sides i think is normal, nepentes in nature
    are vining plants so thats ok. for me personally i'd leave it there for awhile, sanguinea are
    known to be fast growers. if you still feel like you need to repot it you can, theres no
    problem with overpotting nepentes, so can just get a bigger and deeper pot. put it in a
    coarse mix, i use 50% coco peat, 25% perlite, 25% charcoal. but be warned tho, if you
    repot the plant will go in shock and wont produce any pitchers for a while.

    I dont know where are you from, this is one of the easiest to take care for along with
    alata, ventrata and ventricosa.

    oh and btw, nice sanguinea.

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    looks just great!!!

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    Yours appears to grow the same way as the one we have. If it looks healthy to you, I would not repot.

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    As Randy mentioned, Neps are ramblers by nature. At some point, if you wish, you could train it up a small, very open trellis (the horizintal supports are what you'll mainly need). Otherwise just let it do its thing.

    Repotting doesn't look to be necessary at this point, though, again, if you wish t you can. When you do repot, you can bury some of the exposed stem at the base. I've used straight sphag (not tightly packed) with no problem

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