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Thread: Is Miracle Gro perlite safe for CPs?

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    Considering the abundance of other perlite suppliers (such as Hoffman for example) I tried avoiding MiracleGro products by default. A couple of warnings from members of this community should be sufficient to avoid "playing with fire" so to speak.

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    I wouldn't use it, personally, but if that's all I had, I would not be afraid to mix a little bit of it with my neps, helis, cephs, or pings. That being said.. I would not use it on dews, sarrs, or dionaea. Just try to think of the plants you would never fertilize and go from there.

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    Um.. one should also think of aftereffect. Let's say this perlite was used on pings. Fertilized media will be a heaven for fungus and algae. They will proliferate and release a lot of nutrients into the soil. Next, gnats and nematodes and other pests will follow. Future prognosis: your plant is doomed (and the ones surrounding it also, as pests will travel from pot to pot in the tray, especially nematodes)

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    another thing to consider..
    many people don't use perlite at all..ever.
    personally I cant stand the stuff..haven't used it in decades, plants are doing just fine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottychaos View Post
    another thing to consider..
    many people don't use perlite at all..ever.
    personally I cant stand the stuff..haven't used it in decades, plants are doing just fine!

    Scot

    Yeah, I use pumice instead.

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    I don't really think they add fertilizer to everything they sell. It probably comes from cross contamination of equipment that is inadequately cleaned between product processing. It's cheaper to say fortified with growth stimulating fertilizer than it is to clean the equipment.

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