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    Ok, I just got my new oreophila in the mail. I am potting it and was wondering if it would be ok to have it in strait shredded spahnum moss. I have a layer of lfs in the bottom to keep it all from coming out when I watere it. Is it ok to leave the perlite out.
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    Hi Wesley,
    pot all your Saras in 3 parts Canadian moss peat to 1 of Perlite..
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    I use equal parts peat\perlite for my oreo in a clay pot.
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    Clay? I've always heard that that was the worst thing that you can put a cp into.
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    That is right Wesley, clay pots encourage algal growth. Use plastic pots..
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    I did an experiement with pure peat, 1:1 peat perlight and 2:1 peat perlight. 1:1 and 2:1 did the same, but the pure peat one grows 2/3 slower.
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    Straight peat, 2:1 peat/perlite, 2:1 peat/horticultural washed sharp sand all work for me [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    I use pure LFS. Anything wrong with that? I'm getting good growth (for winter) and color?

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