I’m slowly setting up my Nepenthes and got some sphagnum moss (living in NZ… I assume it’s NZ moss) but had the option of wet moss or dry moss (I bought both just in case) - any recommendations? Does it matter? I’ll do a 50/50 of moss to perlite (I’m not sure how fine the perlite should be)
The bag says that the moss can still contain prickles - how careful should I be around it (I’ll wear gloves etc)?
Also do I water it when it’s completely dried out, or should it constantly stay wet?
And do you guys use distilled water to water it, or will any water do? Dechlorinated or does it not matter? Usually with plants I’d feed them the water siphoned from the fish tanks but obviously these guys won’t be so keen on the nutrient overload.
Also all the ones available were hybrids - recommendations out of these species (some of the cards were hard to read so sorry for any mistakes):
Iowii x Campanulata
Maxima x (Truncata x Spectabilis x Northiana)
Veutricosa x Ramispina
I love the reds but I’m also a complete noob to CPs so need something relatively easy for starters (these will be sheltered outside, slightly filtered sunlight)