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    I have ordered several pitcher plants,and I was wondering what type of soil would work best and help the plant grow the fastest?
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    I use 2:1 sphagnum peat to perlite, as do a lot of people I know.
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    Roughly 50/50 peat & pumice. Pumice may not be available where you are though.

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    hmm you use pumice? seems to work quite well, maybe I should try it, as of now some of my soil is 2:1:1 peat white sand, perlite, some is pure peat
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Kirkscoastalcarnivores @ Feb. 04 2005,5:06)]hmm you use pumice? seems to work quite well, maybe I should try it, as of now some of my soil is 2:1:1 peat white sand, perlite, some is pure peat
    Kirk - the pumice seems to work well. I actually get it delivered from a landscape supply company but you can check at your local nursery. The ones here in Portland all sell it. I see either "Black Gold" or "Whitney Farms" brand here if that helps. Also, I did have a few plants in pure peat and they seemed to stay too wet. Seemed like the water couldn't flow through the pots.

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    I do the same as Alvin. Works pretty well.
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    I have absolutely no idea what I use. I am pretty sure that I do about a 2:1:1/2 mix of peat, perlite, and LFS. LOL It has always worked well for me.
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    I use 50% peat and 50% perlite.
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