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    APS for Drosphyllum?

    I don't have any more perlite to mix in with sand but I do have a bag full of APS. Whaddya think of using APS in the mix?

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    i think it actually might work! then again, i have no experience in growing drosophyllum so i probably shouldn't chime in

    but fwiw, i think the consistancy and texture of APS might be great from growing Drosophyllum, especially for the arid nature in what the plants are normally grown in.
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    Worked marvelously for me. Won't save you from freezing temperatures though - take my word for it.
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    Joe, did you mix it with other media?

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    Yes, I used sand/perlite/peat for the bottom half of the pot because I knew the perlite wouldn't float with a bunch of APS on top of it. The very bottom of the pot may have been all perlite or lava rock for drainage - I can't remember. I mixed the APS with enough peat and sand that it would stick together a bit if I wet it thoroughly and then squeezed it into a clump. Over time the APS rose to the top a bit, but it worked well. I lost the plants after a couple years but I still have the pot out on my porch for the next time I come across seeds.
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    I just tried a 6" pot with a bottom layer of LFS, followed by a larger layer of sand and peat, followed by a top layer of APS,, and have it outside. We'll see what happens... or not!

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    Sounds pretty good. Are you going to do Slack-potting once you get sprouts?
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    I could do that with the one pot but the rest are scattered among the planters and buckets.

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