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    Would anyone know the differnce between vermaculite and perlite? I got vermaculite to mix into my peat, because it seems the same except less blow away in the windish. Is this okay for my plants? I havn't acttually seen it listed on a CP site as a soil lightener, but it is one. Thanks [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Vermiculite actually takes away from the acidity from the peat.

    The perlite does not have that effect on the soil composition.

    To me, that is the only difference [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Quote (jaie @ Sep. 23 2002,3:59)
    Vermiculite actually takes away from the acidity from the peat.

    The perlite does not have that effect on the soil composition.

    To me, that is the only difference [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img][/QUOTE]
    Does this mean I need to buy a new bag of perlite? How much does this stuff destroy acidty, is it enough to bother my plant
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    Vermiculite is a mineral, whereas perlite has a neutral effect. I wouldn't risk the vermiculite, sorry! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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    What are you planting? If it's sundews or vft, you can mix peat with either perlite or sand and they'll do well, or use long fibered sphagnum.
    A few plants do ok with vermiculite, I usually use it for nepenthes (along with peat and perlite), but as far as I know sundews don't like it.

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    Quote (Alvin Meister @ Sep. 23 2002,5:54)
    Vermiculite is a mineral, whereas perlite has a neutral effect. I wouldn't risk the vermiculite, sorry! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img][/QUOTE]
    Ahhhh I AM MAD AT THE STORE! ... Perlite is also a mineral, it's a foarm of cooled lava.
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    Now now, if we're gonna correct ppl, then let's say that perlite is a a rock... not a mineral. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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    rocks are made up of minerals, but lets just leave it, lol. I am so going to go balistic at the plant people at that shop. Grrrrr.
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