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Thread: What's your favorite soil mix for Pinguiculas?

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    The best mix I have used is a complex mix of potting soil/sand/perlite/permatill/Turface. I can make this and use it interchangeably for pings and cacti/succulents, so it's quite convenient. The levels of nutrients are cut by all the inert stuff so that it's just perfect to jumpstart pings when repotted.
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    Sand, perlite, crushed coral, egg shells,... there's a lot of latitude for them.

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    The best results I've had are with 100% turface, on the tray method, with a high water level. Half way up a two inch pot. I've grown them in 1:1 peat and pumice with some dolomite ( don't bother with that one!) and 1:1:1 peat perlite sand. The PPS mix is adequate, but mimeral mix is better.

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    Since 2008, 100% APS/Turface

    ping gifts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Av8tor1 View Post
    Since 2008, 100% APS/Turface

    ping gifts
    Do you prefer one over the other?
    Also how deep are your pots then?
    Do you keep them in trays with water or just water when dry?

    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steverd View Post
    Do you prefer one over the other?
    Also how deep are your pots then?
    Do you keep them in trays with water or just water when dry?

    Thank you
    No preference, if you get the right turface variant they are identical

    the pots in the pictures are 4"

    Many differing opinions on watering, and I've done both but I prefer to top water or flood and drain.

    Having said all this, there are many others (some have already chimed in) who are much better at answering ping questions.
    I grow a couple.... that's it, but fwiw, the titan in the picture is still in the same pot of APS 7 yrs later

    (and nooooooooo I don't want more :-) )

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    Here are images of my API Aquatic Plant Media and Turface MVP
    The Aquatic plant media's bag says 'Unique blend of Arcillite & Zoelite'
    So they do look about the same, except the white 'Zoelite' in the Aquatic plant media.



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    I use an all mineral mix for my Mexican Pinguicula because I have found that the fungus gnat larvae which come with peat moss will happily munch on delicate ping roots. There are a lot of different options when it comes to soil components. When I was trying to formulate which mixture I would I was a bit confused with all the stuff out there so listed some of the options and included its components underneath. I hope this is helpful. The substances I listed below are often mixed with other soil additives such as silica sand, perlite, growstone, ect.

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