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    My name is justin and I just bought my first sarr. When I bought it it was submerged in shallow water and it looks to me like it is potted purely in small stones. Should I keep the stones in the pot or should I repot it into some spagnum. Or should I do something else?

    PS: In my terrarium set up I can not submerge the plant in water. It is a hot and humid tank, is this a good environment to grow it in?

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    just keep it in an inch or so and repot into 50/50 sand/peat.

    put it outside and aclimate it to FULL sun.

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    Follow Clint's advice. And it sure wouldn't hurt throw LFS on top. Oh, and while you're at it, could ya please direct a Canadian cold front SOUTH?!

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    50/50 sand/peat is fine, but I have found I like just potting my sarrs in 100% long-fibered sphagnum (LFS). They really seem to grow faster in this medium.

    I have also made a mix of mostly 100% LFS, and a little peat thrown in to acidify, but I've noticed no difference.

    If it were my plant, I'd bare-root it, wash all the old medium off it, and re=pot it in pure LFS, in a 8" drained plastic pot or so. Put the pot in a water tray that extends at least halfway up the pot, and keep it full of water.
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    Will Sarrs grow well in pure peat? I am making a mini bog and I was going to put a few sarrs in there.
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    thats fine.

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    I use 2:1 Canadian sphagnum peat moss/perlite with all my CPs, including Sarrs. They all do well.

    jimscotscoot, Florida gets a cold front from Canada almost every winter. Cold as hell.
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    Can cold & Florida be used in the same sentence? Getting back to the topic at hand, I have my few Sarrs. in a mixture of peat & sand, topdressed with LFS. That works, too.

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