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    Martin,

    I must argue with you on a couple points. Genlisea grow very well in LF and milled sphag. My largest Genlisea plants are all grown in it. Most any Utric grows well in LF or milled sphag as well, at least all the ones I grow.

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    I have my ventrocosa (sp?) in Long Fiber Sphagnum Moss and it is growing quite well.

    I enjoy Pure Sphagnum Moss because I am unable to find other mixes or unsure w(h)eather it will harm the plant. Also unable to find just perlite around my area so having sphagnum peat moss does no good. That fact is I am not sure what 1:1 means...I am figuring that means one cup of Peat and one cup of perlite or any other mix, right? So I go by the KISS theory Keep It Simply Smarty (a little bit more polite:)).

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    Hey Travis,

    The 1:1 does indeed mean equal parts by volume of whatever you are mixing.

    As for not being able to find perlite, an alternative that can be used is silica sand. You can pick this up in most garden centers and places like Lowe's and Home Depot have it on occasion too. If you are in doubt as to whether or not it is silica sand, drop a little vinegar on it, if it bubbles it is not safe for CPs. Another alternative is lava rock, it is (naturally) heavier than perlite but it holds water well and provides aeration too.

    And you can always order perlite from Phil and Jeff [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Thanks Pyro. I will look around for some silica sand and try that vinegar test. I suppose I could order from pft.com too as an alternative.

    Travis

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    Hi,

    "...Genlisea grow very well in LF and milled sphag. My largest Genlisea plants are all grown in it. Most any Utric grows well in LF or milled sphag as well, at least all the ones I grow..."

    Yes, the plants grow well but the sphagnum grows way faster !
    Wait only one month and your plants are completly overgrown and die.
    I also grow some of the large(!) Utris (humboldtii, reniformis and longifolia) in sphagnum but they are big enough...
    Try to grow U. blanchetii or similar Utris in sphagnum !

    Martin


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    Martin

    "...Wait only one month and your plants a completly overgrown and die."

    3 years for my hispidula and 9 months for my violacea and sp. 'Itacambria' and they have yet to be overgrown.

    I also grow/grew sandersonii, dichotoma, tricolor and livida just fine in it.

    Maybe it is the species of sphag I have or maybe it is my conditions.

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    ####! I just noticed I misspelled Sphagnum Moss. Well, as Bob Seger says "Against the wind".

    (Edited by Travis at 3:13 pm on May 22, 2002)

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    I have had a pot full of Pure living Sphagnum moss for about 1.5 years or a little longer. S.Purpurea subsp. Purpurea is in it.

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