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    I even grow some D. auriculata in pure Sphagnum. Seeds of my other D. auriculata plants germinated in my U. humboldtii pot and now start to grow a stem...funny enough, if you take a closer look you'll see the red tubers in the green moss.

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    I have a pie pan with live Sphagnum underneath my grow table. Seeds from my burmanni, intermedia and capillaris, growing in 50/50 peat and silica, have fallen into it and are thriving. They are in near total shade so they are not very colorful but they seem to love it. I for one believe that most Drosera will, given a little water, will grow anywhere.

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    as long as you give capensis really good light i dont think it really cares what its roots are it. its not to picky. i think my mature plants are in pure peat at the moment. seeds i recently planted are in 50-50 peat-sand
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (PinguiculaMan @ Feb. 13 2005,6:19)]
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    Quote[/b] (homer @ Feb. 13 2005,12:20)]Good question. I don't know anyone what grows Drosera in straight LFS, but I imagine it would be OK. Equal parts silica sand/perlite and peatmoss provides excellent results, but soil medium is only part of the equation.

    Homer
    Homer,
    Not "soil media", but soilless media.
    Mr. Joe Clemmens is technically right about these being called "soiless" mediums, but I admit I have trouble accepting that definition, lol.
    Soil is a combo of organic and mineral components taking a very long time for the earth to make. Of course peat/sand sounds organic/mineral, doesn't it? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
    Anyhoo, I think lf shpagnum is probably the best newbie medium. Peat/sand seems to work for nearly everyone, but the sand I get here is very fine, so I think it compacts a bit much. I sowed a lot of seed 10 yars ago on milled sphagnum and peat/sand, and I could not believe the size difference a few months later. Milled sphagnum seedlings many times the diameter of peat/sand.

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