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    I have some D.mannii that are growing outdoors in a 7in pot. The temperatures average in the low-mid 80's, but the plants are still growing.
    Most of the pygmy sp. that I cultivate prefer a soil mix with excellent drainage. I have some pycnoblasta that are still growing during the summer. The mix for this sp. is composed mostly of perlite.

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    I am impressed that you have D. pyncoblasta still growing, and thanks for the tip. I always seem to lose this one over the summer and was planning on trying this season with pure laterite, but the pearlite sounds like a good alternative. Most of the "summer sensitive" species are found in lateritic soils in habitat so it makes sense that they would appreciate an airy mix.
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    Hey Tamlin,

    So far the pycnoblasta are the only pygmy dews that I have in this mix(probably around 70-80% perlite), but I will try a couple more difficult sp. in this mix in the winter. The pycnoblasta that I have in my peat:sanderlite 2:1:1 have been dormant for more than a month at this time.

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    Ah, I use a heavy sand and perilite mix (with peat)(1:1:1) for my Utrics. I wonder if this would be beneficial for my dews as well.
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