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    It's been one of dem days BigCarnivourKid's Avatar
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    Vermiculite and perlite are both rocks. Vermiculite is chemically inert with a pH between 7.0 and 9.0. Perlite has a pH between 6.5 and 8.0
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    Quote (BigCarnivourKid @ Sep. 24 2002,06:25)
    Vermiculite and perlite are both rocks. Vermiculite is chemically inert with a pH between 7.0 and 9.0. Perlite has a pH between 6.5 and 8.0[/QUOTE]
    So wait. Does this mean vermaculite does nothing? I can use it? Why have people said Vermaculite changes PH if it is inert? Is their a way I can counteract the slightly more basic structure of vermaculite? What PH effect does sand have then?
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    hey,
    i have seeds of sundews in a mix with a lot of vermiculite in it. they are sprouting like crazy, with no adverse affects that i can see, and i am sure i have used it on others plants as well i believe i have a pot of vft's that are doing well in a mix with vermiculite in it. but i cant tell the plants cover the mediuim too much. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]


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    I use vermiculite in all of my nepenthes mediums, and I use it soully for the propagation of them. My plants are large and healthy. I do not use it with anything but my Nepenthes.

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    I've tried to root Nep cuttings in vermiculite. Didn't work. Perlite was and still is perfect. For me. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Cindy your back! Long time no see!!!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    BTW, Vermiculite is a good additive in a small amount to some Nepenthes soil. Perlite is good for opening out a mix. No need to worry about minerals leaching into you soil, just flush pots once in a while if Vermiculaite is heavy in your components of your mix.

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