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    Hello everybody! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
    I am getting Utricularia alpina soon, how do you grow it?
    I need help in everything,I dont know how to grow it at all, I have no idea. Are one of these mixes O.K for U.alpina, and which one is best?(If any are good enought!)

    1:1 spaghnum moss, peat
    2:1 two parts spaghnum moss, peat
    2:1 two parts peat, spaghnum moss


    Thank you for all your help,
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    your second mix looks like the best you have listed. i grow mine in 2:1:1 LFS, fine grade orchid bark, perlite. i've finally managed to cool off my tank to a reasonable level to "hopefully" make everything happy, so it's mid-high 80's during the day and 74-75 at night. humidity is always between 60-65 percent during the day, at night it's around 80 percent. there's lots of air circulation in the terrarium, enough to make scapes sway. my U. alpina's only photosynthetic stolon is turning brown, but when i got it it was already yellow with a brown tip. i hope it makes it.

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    Its not for a terrarium, its for my bright, but sunless desk. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
    Thanks JustLikeApill. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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    I don't like the sound of any of those mixes, Starman. They might be fine, but they seem a little dense to me. I would try 1 part sphagnum to 1 part perlite, or sphagnum with a mix of perlite and fine orchid bark. However, put a layer of sphagnum about 1 cm deep on the surface.

    This has been discussed a few times in the last couple weeks, you should have a look at some of the other threads.

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    Um, I didnt intend to talk about mixes, how do you grow this plant?
    I need help in everything, not just soil problems.
    I only have orchid compost which is something like 1:1 peat orchid bark, and I have peat and spaghnum too, but since the plant will arrive potted, it should be O.K for the moment.

    How do you grow U.alpina? Can I put it on my sunless desk, or would my partly-sunny window be better? How much and when do I water it?
    How much do I mist it? And everything else, I need help in everything.
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    i water mine when same as heliamphora, when the spaghnum on top is looking a little parched.

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    Oh right, so if there is no spaghnum on the top of the soil, I should put some there? I still need all my questions anwsered.
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    i guess if you want to? i'm just telling you what works for me. you asked how much your supposed to mist it-i don't mist mine, or anything else for that matter. water it untill it is thoroughly watered, i don't use the tray system for anything. i don't know if you can put it on your desk or your window, i'm thinking probably not the desk. mine's under 440 watts of 500K full spectrum light, and i'm auctually thinking of adding 2 normal output fluoro's

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