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    Hey everyone, i'm just curious, what's everyone's preference with their planting mediums, peaterlite, peat:sand, etc.?

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    I use 1:1 peat/perlite on the bottom 90%, then pure peat on the top 10%. I'll be using the live peat moss for the top from now on.
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    My current favorite planting medium for most of my CPs is a Peat: Perlite:LFS mix of 1:1:whatever looks about right [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] .

    My D. capensis seedlings seem to like it, as does the VFT I have in it.
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    Mine kinda depends on what plant i'm potting up. I use peat, perlite, a little vermiculite, lava rock, sand, orchid bark, sphagnum moss and charcoal in varying mixes. I personally hate perlite...so when I use it, I try to do a top dressing of pure peat.

    I have bags of all kinds mixes.

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    Quote (BigCarnivourKid @ Feb. 06 2003,9:34)
    My current favorite planting medium for most of my CPs is a Peat: Perlite:LFS mix of 1:1:whatever looks about right [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] .[/QUOTE]
    LFS?

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    I prefer peat/sand (except for nepenthes), but for some reason I can never find sand around here (or when I can, all the bags are ripped open...) so I'm stuck using peat/perlite.

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    Vertigo,

    LFS = Long Fiber Sphagnum [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    I am kind of like Suzanne, I use a variety of mixes. Most of my Drosera are in a peat:sand mix, terrestrial Utrics get peat:sand:milled sphag. My Mexi-Pings have a mix made of about 9 different components (overkill I know but I was bored one weekend.) Neps and epiphytic Utrics get custom mixes depending on habitat. My Sarrs are all in LFS. I guess it just depends on my mood [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Just lazy I guess, I mix water with my peat moss. I only use anything else when the particular plant fails to perform satisfactorily in my favorite media, peat moss with water. Next favorite option is dead NZ or Chile long fiber Sphagnum and sometimes a little sand with the peat for plants like Drosera indica.
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