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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Truncata View Post
    Yeah, I've come to hate perlite too. No matter how hard I compress my mix the first big rainstorm brings all of the perlite to the surface.
    Packing it down won't help - the trick is to cover it with a few inches of peat or peat and sand. (And then never let the water level come up to the rim of the pot, unless you like to grow your plants upside-down.)
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    I have a variety of mixes from peat/perlite/lfs to peat/sand/lfs or peat/perlite, they all seem to work just fine. I like the peat/sand mixes alot more for the same reasons that the above people dont really like perlite lol.

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    I have found S. leucophylla is actually quite content in a mixture of mostly fine sand.
    I use a mixture of 2:1 (sand/peat)
    However, what most people say the 50/50 always works and so does the peat/sand perlite. Experiment a little and see what you get
    Good luck and happy growing.

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    ok, thank you every one for your answers!
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    I just bought 18 quarts of perlite and repotted 9 plants with a 50/50 mix of peat and perlite. This thread is making me hater decision already. And we're supposed to get flooding tomorrow.

    I found this thread because I searched for peanut shells, because I found some in the pots I was repotting from.
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    People around here feed the squirrels and jays peanuts. I've spied jays trying to bury peanuts into some of my pots. I don't know why they do this but they do.
    Grand Hotel... always the same. People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.

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    I have used a 1:1 compost of sphagnum peat moss to horticultural sand for several years, since I have a deep, abiding hatred of perlite. Also, that additional "ballast" of the sand prevents the otherwise top-heavy pots from tipping over in the wind . . .

    Sarracenia leucophylla cv. "Titan" 2009

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    Ugh. I hadn't even considered the weight in the wind. I'm so honked off. I have half a mind to redo everything. Maybe next year. Maybe if they blow over and half the soil falls out anyway. Heck.
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