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    I use a mix of NZ lfs and peat for my cape sundews. When using 50:50 peat:sand and also 50:50 peaterlite they never did very well. I then decided to try NZ lfs and peat and my plants are much healthier. Here are some pics.


    However, my D. scorpioides are planted in a mix of 50:50 peaterlite since pygmies like a airy soil.
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    Is this the blond sphagnum (yellow rather than brown)? The blond NZ moss that I've used tends to get algae rather easily.

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    I use a top layer of peat moss to cut down on algae. My last batch was the yellowish NZ spaghnum, but now my current batch consists of the darker brown spaghnum.
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    NZ sphagnum by itself works great for most Drosera. I used milled sphagnum for sowing seed as the growth rate(for me) was 4 X better than peat sand. Now mind you, the silica sand I used was rather fine, so maybe peat /sand was too compact. I used xvart's mix on a N. alata once and it grew great in that.
    I have turned to adding perlite to the sphagnum, not because it's necessary, but because it's cheaper, lol.
    I have always managed to let the bottom of the tank dry before adding water, so maybe that is why sphagnum works so well for me.

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    Joe

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    its uhh... light brown... its not yellow, its light brown...

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