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    I hate bugs. Carnivorous plants get me. jpappy789's Avatar
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    Those who have APS, where the heck do you find it? I've seen tons of things online saying people bought it at a Lowes or Home Depot type store, but most of those were from quite a few years ago. None of those stores in my area stock it with their pond supplies. Is there a viable alternative?
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    I see a couple of you guys are using "Vermiculite", which plants are you using it for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vdub804 View Post
    I see a couple of you guys are using "Vermiculite", which plants are you using it for?
    I think it's used in some Nep mixes...someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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    For CPs I just keep dried LFS, a large bag of organic peat I get from a nursery, various types/sizes of perlite and coarse silica sand. I would love to find the super chunky perlite that Lelani Nepenthes uses for their Neps, but I haven't had any luck with that yet. Is vermiculite prudent for Neps? I have one from ******* I keep in a mix of perlite/dried LFS and it seems happy. A bit of green on the top but nothing dangerous to the plant.

    For non-CPs, like my cactus and succlents, I keep a few bags of Special Orchid Mix I get from HD, as well as clay, sand and rock that I buy and/or find on my property. I've seen searching for silt so I can make a true loam soil for my Faucaria, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpappy789 View Post
    Those who have APS, where the heck do you find it? I've seen tons of things online saying people bought it at a Lowes or Home Depot type store, but most of those were from quite a few years ago. None of those stores in my area stock it with their pond supplies. Is there a viable alternative?
    Yup.

    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...eal-on-Turface

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    I always make sure I have a large amount of long-fiber Sphagnum, preferably the New Zealand moss, and peat (which isn't hard to find at all). I don't really grow anything like Cephalotus that has very exacting soil requirements, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 31drew31 View Post
    Heard of Turface before but never knew it was generic APS, thanks!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plant Planter View Post
    I always make sure I have a large amount of long-fiber Sphagnum, preferably the New Zealand moss, and peat (which isn't hard to find at all). I don't really grow anything like Cephalotus that has very exacting soil requirements, though.
    the new zealand moss is better ?

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