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    What do you guys think is the best growing medium for P. esseriana and ehlersiae?

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    I use a media of 1:1:1:1 perlite:vermiculite:charcoal:milled sphag and water by tray.
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    I use a mix of peat and sand with a pinch of vermiculite.
    Roughly 1:2 on the peat:sand ...
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    P.esseriana and ehlersiae are very tolerant of soil conditions. Go for a mix with very good drainage. I use a mix of 2-3 parts peat, 1 part sand, 1 part perlite and 1 part vermiculite.

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    I am particular; I grow all my Pinguicula in 100% Canadian Sphagnum peat moss. I leach the peat thoroughly using deionized water, I alternately soak and squeeze the water from the peat until the squeezed out water is 10ppm or below, then I use it straight as a media for my Pinguicula, temperate as well as tropical. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    My Pinguicula are in 100% sphagnum moss with a 2" layer of perlite on the bottom. I am growing them in a 10 gallon fishtank terrarium with vfts, sarracenia purpurea and rubra. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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