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Thread: Pinguicula primuliflora soil mix

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    Pure live sphagnum moss for me.
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    My reply is also like Clint's. I tend to mix mostly peat to sand, with a topdressing of LFS. You may have also hit upon responders that just don't use perlite.

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    i like to use homers mix
    mine are growing quite nicely in mya tank and in my mini bog
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    I use 50/50 peat/silica sand with a top dressing of crushed coral for my P. 'Sethos' and it sets in 1/2" of water. It has flowered twice...four flowers at a time...and formed another complete plant next to it.

    This is a pic of it about six months ago before it formed another plant...as you can see it eats rather well.





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    Nice pic! What does crushed coral do for Pings or CP's, in general? Doesn't it add nutrients like calcium, a metal? Is it safe for some but not others?

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    Lauderdale,
    Nice job with growing your Pinguicula 'Sethos'. What lighting are you giving it?
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    Jimscott, I don't know if the crushed coral actually does anything for the plant. I just put on a thin layer to keep the rain from "beating" up the soil mix. I use live spag on everything else but I decided to experiment on the sethos. I feel the coral (actually lime rock) may damage it in the long run so I will do away with it when I repot. Since Volcanos are kinda' rare here in Florida I can't find any pumice...maybe on my next trip to Costa Rica......

    Joseph, I grow all of my plants outside under 80% shade cloth. The summer sun down here in South Florida would fry everything in a matter of days. My Drosera and the ping seem to love it. I think 50% would be better for my VFTs and Sarrs but haven't figured out how to do that. I need to seperate the "twin" sethos and that could be tricky. Any suggestions?

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    I usually wait until they have grown to be quite distinct plants (takes less time than one would think). But they can be separated almost any time. Usually some leaves will be lost (they can be used to propagate) in the process [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] . To expedite their reestablishment I simply make a shallow depression in the media of their new home and lay them, right side up, in the depression. This ensures the new roots that form are out of direct light --- seems to facilitate their development.
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