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    Plain peat moss. It's all I use for any of my CPs. I know that is not the preferred method of most people, but it works great when growing them in those tiny plug trays like these are in. Plug trays are hard to keep watered; they dry out so easily, so having a media that holds in the water is a big help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by back2eight View Post
    Plain peat moss. It's all I use for any of my CPs. I know that is not the preferred method of most people, but it works great when growing them in those tiny plug trays like these are in. Plug trays are hard to keep watered; they dry out so easily, so having a media that holds in the water is a big help.
    I repotted 9 plants today, four of them from pure peat (I potted them in pure peat last), and wanted to make the switch to 50/50 peat/perlite. I think I had success with pure peat, even though parts of a rhizome or two were mushy brown. I almost killed my primuliflora last year with orthenex, so I hurriedly repotted it in pure peat, and it's been doing great ever since. Maybe I'll just repot it in pure peat (it needs a bigger pot than the one it's in, or I'd just leave it alone).

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    I have one that popped up out of nowhere in a pot of pure LFSM. How That one got there, I have no idea. My only other primuliflora is outside.
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    WOW! How do you keep em so happy?

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    I don't know, lucky I guess. Some of my other pings are suffering a little because I haven't been able to keep them warm enough, but primulifolia is a temperate ping anyway, so I think it is liking this cool weather. we finally are past are deep winter freak weather we have had, and now it is like a typical Mississippi winter. It's in the 40s at night, 70s during the day.

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    I can't keep these alive for nothing. I can barely even get them to make leaf buds. (Maybe they don't like the combination of cold and wet up here?)
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    For some reason, P. primuliflora & D. adelae are enigmatic and thrive for some folks, while driving others nuts.

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