From my experience there's a bit of a learning curve with sphagnum I tend to over water in it and me cephalotus died because of that
Last edited by jwalker; 01-29-2015 at 10:42 PM.
Originally Posted by Dexenthes
so 2-1 mix sand/milled sphag is probably not a good mix for tuberous you say, but what about other finicky winter growers like hilaris or alba?
Have you tried using drainless ceramic pots (aka african violet pots) or doing the wicking method?
Originally Posted by jwalker
I grow mine similar to african violets in a ceramic pot with no holes, set the pot in a tray of water and the ceramic will absorb the water just about as fast as the water evaporates from the top of the soil, thus never over or under watering. with some exception like during cold months I let the tray dry out for a few days.
Last edited by Ras; 01-29-2015 at 10:56 PM.
To be honest, I'm not sure. My experience with Drosera is limited. Of the few that I have grown they did okay in 100% sphagnum. I think 2 - 1 sand sphagnum mix is probably fine for most CP's, but to be safe you could throw in a pinch of vermiculite or bark, or something airy like that.
I guess I wonder so much because I fear rotting some fancy winter grower, which I plan to start growing next year. So comes the problem of the low quality Canadian peat moss they sell around here. The sphagnum moss is perfectly fine though, which made me wonder if I couldn't just replace peat altogether, with fine sphagnum. I know my sub tropicals wouldn't mind atall but I wasnt sure about others.. plus its just best to ask these things first
Last edited by Ras; 01-29-2015 at 11:03 PM.