I've taken the advice to stand my pet sarracenia in a tray of rainwater
and then I got to thinking ,,,,
I have an old bale of Irish sphag.moss peat from long ago when I kept and bred Discus (softwater tropical fish from the Amazon)
Is there any advantage in adding peat to the water in the tray
(or even keeping a pot of peat soaking in rainwater ready to be used to top up the tray.)
What are the pros/cons?
so far I have : pros = simulates the water in a bog, acidifies/buffers that water, adds organic (humic) acids.
cons = might encourage the plant to root out through the bottom of the pot (but prob. would do that anyway ?? is that a prob when it comes to re-potting ? )
Might evaporation from the tray cause it to become too acid / too strong in organics ?
Edited by MalcolmP, 31 May 2012 - 10:43 AM.