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Thread: What can be grown in peat and perlite?

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    Well after potting a VFT, I have a relatively large amount of soil left over. Thinking I may want to expand, I was wondering what CPs can be grown in only peat and perlite? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]

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    Most of them. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] I'd say at least 60% (I know, it's more) [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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    Ok, it may be easier to get a list of what can't be grown in peat/perlite.

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    Actually, that's probably just as hard. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

    I grow everything in peaterlite plus the occasional additive. Recently the only things that I don't grow in the stuff are mexican pings since I can't keep fungus gnat larvae from eating them. Darn fungal odor. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

    But, basically you can grow just about all of them in varying mixtures of peaterlite. It's always handy to have long fibered sphagnum on hand though.
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    I use peat\perlite in a 50\50 mix on all my plants and they are doing just fine!
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    pond boy, it might help me to know what plants you have.

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    Quote (jhaluska @ Sep. 15 2003,12:15)
    pond boy, it might help me to know what plants you have.[/QUOTE]
    His growlist is a part of his sig.

    Ok, you can grow:

    most Utricularia (aquatic still could use the peat)
    Sarracenia
    some/most Nepenthes
    Dionaea
    maybe Byblis...doesn't seem to bother it [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]
    most Drosera
    most Pinguicula


    Easily most of the stuff. Only really do you find difficult plants that need something weird. The majority of the plants (cp's) will do fine in some varying mixes of peat and perlite.


    Peat and perlite, or peat and sand, or peat and something else is the basis for the substrate of just about all of these plants.
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    Umm..................I just added my growlist to my sig so don`t blame Jhaluska!
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