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
Mr. Joe Clemmens is technically right about these being called "soiless" mediums, but I admit I have trouble accepting that definition, lol.
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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.