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    Utric soil combos

    Hi all,

    I have been doing some research and have found many different soil combos for these utrics:

    renifomis
    calcifida
    nelumbifolia

    I want to find what one works the best, could anyone help me out?

    many thanks,

    Shawn

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    no expert by any means but I was told to use straight peat moss with my calycifidia and its doing very well.

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    calycifida does fine in pure peat. reniformis depends ive seen it in everything from pure peat to pure LFS and some exotic mixes inbetween. mine is growing in more or less pure LFS that i allow to completely dry out. nelumbifolia i grew in pure lfs kept constantly wet. i lost the plant when the LFS compacted and started to decay. will have to try something else. do a search in this forum for posts by Pyro, he wrote up a growers guide not to long ago.......
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    Or I can chime in

    For calycifida you can use just about anything and it will grow.

    For reniformis and nelumbi you will need something loose. As Rattler mentioned, reniformis hates wet feet so drying out of the media for it is a good idea. On the flip side, nelumbi is pretty much a sub-aquatic and so should be grown wet all the time.

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    LFS.

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    Ok, Ill leave everone where the are but I will put reniformis where it can dry out and I will keep an eye out for soil compression. And if I see it, I think I will add some orchid bark.

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    if the LFS dries out on a regular basis you dont have to worry about compression. also until you get it established i wouldnt dry it out compleatly for awhile. dont keep it soaked all the time but i wouldnt let it get bone dry till it definatly has some good tubers
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