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    Media for Sarracenia?

    I currently grow VFT's in pure peat moss, and they're doing very well, but can I also grow Sarracenia in just peat moss? I've heard that different mixtures do best in different climates, and my climate is nearly identical to Bob Ziemer, who I think also grows his plant in just peat.

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    I've grown Sarracenia quite well in pure peat or long fiber sphagnum, in mixes also including quartz sand, and the pure evil that is perlite . . .
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    Just peat or 50/50 peat and perlite/sand is fine.
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    I've grown Sarracenia quite well in pure peat or long fiber sphagnum, in mixes also including quartz sand, and the pure evil that is perlite . . .
    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.

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    I have had good results in 50/50 peat/perlite for all of my sarracenia and vfts. I have not personally had as good of results with sand, but to each his own. It doesn't mean it isn't a good option, just not right for my environment where I need more of a fast draining media due to frequent rains during the early and late summer/fall months.

    I like the perlite on the surface. It keeps the soil a bit cooler... at least in my mind.

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    Mine is a mix of sand and peat. topdressed with LFS.

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    mine is peat/sand/perlite, with peat being dominant. Also, the one nursery i buy from, uses: Peanut shells
    THe bottom is composted, like dirt, but the top is peanuts. I can tell, theres small peanut shells down at the bottom making up the soil. i would reccommend this for a very experienced grower though./
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    I have grown my sarracenia in 1:1 Peat: Perlite, 100% live or dead Sphagnum moss, or just pure peat....
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