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    God must have an interesting sense of humor Wesley's Avatar
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    What is the easiest soil mix for an adelea and a spatulata?
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    Easiest? I guess the easiest in terms of availability and cost would be to buy some peat. If you want to do things right, add some perlite and/or rinsed sand.

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    peat and perlite or you can try pure lfs .

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    I prefer live LFS for Drosera adelae and a 50/50 rinsed peat/silica sand for D. spatulata.
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    Actually most of us use no "soil" in our media whatsoever. These are called soil-less media. Not one of the common ingredients used in CP media are actually "soil", neither is "soil" contained in any CP media I have ever used. "Soil" can only be formed by natural processes: Encarte Link to Soil

    I feel that my Drosera adelae and Drosera spatulata grow best for me in 100% Sphagnum peat moss.




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    you know what I mean LOL. So 50/50 peat/perlite and or sand? or 100% lfs? also with the sand, can you use white sand from the local masonry(sp)
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    Rookie here: What is LFS and what kind of sand is acceptable? I work at Home Depot on Saturdays and they sell all kinds of sand. What is appropriate? Also, I have a creek tributary right behind my residence. Is that safe - even with boiling?

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    LFS = Long Fiber Sphagnum

    I use a combination of LFS and Peat Moss

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