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    I have a minibog with peat/perlite and I have the same problem whenever it rains. All the perlite gets in the traps, gets stuck in sundews, gets all over sarrencia pitchers. If this was a peat/sand mix, what will happen if it rained?

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    I think the combination of ~50/50 long fiber sphagnum & sponge rock avoids that problem while creating a nice rooting zone for the plants. And, after the sphagnum comes to life or you put a little live stuff on top, it'll grow to cover the sponge rock. Maybe little Droseras too, so sundew growers need to pay attention.
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    Perlite only looks very white for a couple of weeks. By then mosses will have turned it green. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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