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    Hey all I was on a picture spree today so I snapped a photo of my D. paleacea spp. stelliflora and it's flower stalk. Enjoy!

    [img]http://home.**********.com/nepenthesgracilis/palsppstell.JPG[/img]

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    beautifull! What soil mix do ou use for your pygmies?

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    Hi noah! This guy is in a mix of 50/50 peat and playbox sand. I switched to a course grade silica sand though...it drains better and is 100% safer too. And I don't have to keep grinding up perlite for "mimic" sand conditions.

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    I've recently been to the site where this beautiful taxa grows. The soil is laterite. This soil type is very difficult to replicate using common substrates. All I can suggest is to make the top 20-50mm of the pot very coarse with no peat at all! This allows the surface roots to breathe. Expanded clay may work. Something to experiment with!

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    Laterite is very pricey for a soil mix, and it is not common to the states. Expanded clay is not too difficult to acquire by mail order. Most of the pygmies grow well enough in peat:sand though.

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    For laterite specifis requirements, I make a mix of laterite (available here from aquarium supply dealers) and sharp sand. I use this for the top dressing of about 4-5 cm. It works well with the summer sensitive pygs, and also for the petiolaris complex plants. I feel the iron in the laterite also contributes to a good coloration in the plants.
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    Yes Tamlin. I'm sure the Iron effects plant colouration. I'm wondering if other metals present in the soil effect plant growth. Perhaps an experiment with trace elements may be useful.

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    Hmm I wonder if I should try my Nepenthes trace fertilizer for an experiment. Any thought on that Greg or William?

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