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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy View Post
    If you are talking about those things in the upper part of the pot, then I have to say I believe that they are the beginnings of ferns.

    I think he's talking about the short, green leafy things covering the surface of the soil. It looks like really short grass.


    Heck, I'm thinking about buying some terrestrial Utricularia that I can add to my pot of CPs and it will make a nice soil covering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    The hobbyist called Bugweed practically swore by peat alone. But a good general recipe is sand, peat, and LFS.
    I only used peat for my D. adelae, right now it has a layer of moss over the top of the pot to. All I can say is the plant doesn't care and has 2 flower stalks with 3 more on the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ant View Post
    I only used peat for my D. adelae, right now it has a layer of moss over the top of the pot to. All I can say is the plant doesn't care and has 2 flower stalks with 3 more on the way.


    I agree. Here's a picture I found by google of a very healthy D. Adelae with lots of moss on top. I can't wait till mine looks like this:


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    that to me does not look like a utric and deff. not genlisea.
    seeing as utrics would have probably flowered by now for sure
    looks more like a crazy retarded amount of carpet moss or star moss.

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    The unknown is actually called a liverwort. It is a lichen, and they produce gemmae like pygmies after growing for awhile...
    johnnyfrye, do you top water your plants? My plants start looking like that after minerals start building up on the surface. Otherwise, the large pot looks neat to me, but by all means repot them if you want to.
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    Actually, yes, I do top water the big pot! The saucer on the bottom just barely fits and it's hard to pour water into the tray, so I top water it. I have been for years. That's probably what's making them so unhappy!

    Anyway, I really didn't like them in the big pot, so I have in fact just repotted them. I plan to give some of the plants away and keep the hamiltoniis and aliciaes (especially the clumps) for myself. I'm glad I did it.

    When I was taking the dirt out of the large pot, I got a chance to look at the roots of the unknown ground cover, and it puzzled me, because they didn't corkscrew like genlisea and had no bladders like utrics. CPlantaholic, I think you were referring to the dark green ugly thing at the top of the pot as the liverwort, right? Because I vaguely remember liverworts from biology class, and I don't think they looked like a tiny grass with white roots. The unknown that I'm thinking of is the light green stuff that is nearly covering the surface of the big pot.
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    Just so I don't confuse anyone w/ my last post, it is a good thing to top-water your plants. It flushes out minerals that are on the surafce. If they still looked like that after alwasy top-watering, I think repotting into a better-draining was a smart move on your part. (the plants in that picture also look like the sundews I grew in a mix of peat: perlite. i now use a peat:silica sand mix and they look amazing now).

    O, woops, I only read jimmy's post. yea, that looks like the carpet moss that grows in most of my pots- annoying...
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    Ah, that makes sense. I was thinking, "how would top-watering cause mineral build-up?" Thanks for the advice.

    And I actually like the carpet moss, it's better than bare peat IMO. A kept a bit of it in each new pot so it can spread and be awesome.
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