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Thread: Pinguicula primuliflora soil mix

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    Last year I had a Pinguicula primuliflora growing great. As fall came I decided to repot the plant into a mix of peat, perlite, and LFS, In equal parts, from a 3" pot to about a 5" pot. Over time the plant got smaller and smaller and eventually became effected by rot. It looked to be potted in pure peat when I repotted.
    So the beginning of this year I bought another one, and repotted it with the same mix as above. The plant again is getting smaller and smaller.
    What have you folks found to be the best soil mix for this plant?

    Go ahead and tell me to add sand. I just bought a 50 lb bag of super special white quartz pool filter sand.


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    I use 100% granulated peat moss and sometimes 1::3 silica sand/granulated peat moss.
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    2/1 sand/peat

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    Mine is Clint's in reverse.

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    Mine died soon after repotting to for some reason... I think they are very prone to rot and don't like to be repotted very often.
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    Cool

    Equal parts silica sand and peat, with a top dressing of live sphagnum moss works very well for my primuliflora. It's not in overly humid conditions, and gets top watered a few days a week at least... so far, no rot.

    As for smaller leaves, I recommend feeding it if you don't already. I use freeze dried blood worms, and they work nicely.

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    i forgot to mention that IME, they aren't too picky about soil. i just grow mine in 2/1 sand/peat because it's what i grow most of my stuff in with good results.

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    Thanks for the help.
    So far looks like no one uses perlite in there mix. Maybe the plant does not like it. Time for a peat / sand mix.
    My plant grows outside so It catches it's own meals.


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