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Thread: Inorganic soil mix for Nepenthes

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    Yes I was originally, but I found the mix to be coarse, and abrasive by itself. Even wile it was wet it shifted around in the pot. I was afraid the roots of my plants would be damaged by the mix grinding on it. So I added in the LFS as a buffer/stabilizer so to speak.

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    Ah I see. It was hard to read the text with those magnum sized pictures resizing the page.
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    Just cut up or shred a sponge, and use that in place of LFS. They both hold about the same amount of water, but the sponge is completely inorganic, and won't break down the way LFS will after a while. I'm looking into similar mixes to use for Heliamphora. If anybody has a good source for the expanded clay pellets, I'd love it if you could PM me!

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    Dude sponges are animals
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    Are synthetic sponges inorganic? I dunno. I've often wondered if small pieces of sponge would be useful for anything.

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    maybe it could help airflow in the soil

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    Synthetic sponges are inorganic, but commercial sponges (unless they say synthetic on the package) are Demospongiae. These would be bath sponges, etc. The kind you use to wash dishes with I think are synthetic, but some have a hard pad on one side, and some are coated with chemicals/soap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phissionkorps View Post
    Synthetic sponges are inorganic, but commercial sponges (unless they say synthetic on the package) are Demospongiae. These would be bath sponges, etc. The kind you use to wash dishes with I think are synthetic, but some have a hard pad on one side, and some are coated with chemicals/soap.
    Yes that is true. And they are also excellent breeding grounds for fungus/mold, and who knows what else.

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