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    i thought for sure by now the APS crave would have converted people...

    100% APS works like a charm... has anyone tried it and not had success? seems like an easy win for pings all around...
    Interesting.

    I guess I could reverse the question and ask how many people have tried it !?! What species and hybrids have you grown in it out of curiosity? Do you use APS as the only media? Or in an inorganic media with sand, pumice/perlite etc? Is it in a powder form or granular/pellets?

    I grow my plants in a sand/pumcie/vermiculite mix (around 30 or so species and hybrids with OK success). I would be more than keen to get away from the vermiculite in my mix and I am looking for something which holds a bit more water. APS may be wroth a try.

    Thanks in advance for you repsonse.

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    I have this garden gypsum in this pot of Pinguicula moctezumae. They seem to be happy. The soil is APS, pool filter sand, and garden gypsum.
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    While we are on the subject, how about crushed oyster shell?

    I have a big bag that's been in the barn for years, Ive been using in my Trichocereus cacti mix.. but havent made a dent in the bag yet

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    Why not! Should be the same concept.

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