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Thread: Drosera Adelae

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    I am about to get a clump of D. adelae bareroot and I don't know what mixture to use. I know that LF sphagnum is best but I don't have anymore unless take a visit to CC (they are in the middle of a move, Exotic Gardens knows what thats like). I have a lot of peat moss and sand handy, if I used peat how many parts of whatever shoulds be used? How does peat compare to using LF sphagnum?
    Thank You! Joe

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    I'm using 50/50 peat/perlite, I'm guessing 50/50 peat/sand would work as well. Mine seems to be quite happy... new babies growing.

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    Hi Joe,

    I've had my plant/plantlets in 50/50 peat moss/sand for over two years and it has worked out fine. I repotted it in a bigger pot some weeks ago (same mix) and both the mother plant and the planlets are looking better than ever.

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    Christer

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    Thanks people...
    I got worried because so many people say that LF sphagnum is best. But Nobody ever siad why!

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    Hi Statik

    I used to use peat/sand but didn't have much success. I switched to sphagnum and they were happier. But they aren't in live sphagnum, just the dried that you can get in bags. Mine seem to prefer the more airy sphagnum.

    Good luck...adelae have been difficult for me. They do great, they do terrible, then great, then terrible...don't know why. [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

    suzanne


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    Plantakiss, Thats what LF Sphagnum is: Long Fibered Sphagnum. As compared to milled sphagnum which is regular dried sphagnum crumbled up.

    ahh man... I had my hopes up that my plants are going to do 100% in the peat/sand, but now i'm back to thinking that they won't do so well as they can. [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

    What does Exotic Gardens grow thier plants in? If they grow them in peat, I will have higher hopes because this place has wonderful plants!

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    I grow my D. Aladae in 100% peat moss.

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    well, mine at like 80 peat moss and 20 perlite

    you can use 80 peat moss/10 perlite/10 sand

    itll work out good, but peatmoss is good for drosera almost all kinds as far as im concerned, all my drosera are in peat/perlite mix

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