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    I have five VFTs and a ten inch pot filled with LFS. I have a nep in there right now but I'm moving it to another pot. So the thing is I wanna know if they would be ok in just LFS. No peat moss or anything. Plus would they be better in the winter in a bigger size pot anyway? Let me know.

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    The more volume the better. AFAIK, VFT's like a good amount of sand as well. They seem to do best when there is good drainage and sand provides that.

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    They do fine in pure LFS:

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    ^Tru Dat^

    I grow my VFT's in strait LFS and they do great. Bigger pots are always a plus.
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    Good then I'll try it. Saves some peat and water to get the mix together. Would the roots get too cold though in the winter? Peat seems thicker to help keep the roots warm when it's cold.

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    LFS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (JMurphy97 @ May 21 2006,1:17)]Good then I'll try it. Saves some peat and water to get the mix together. Would the roots get too cold though in the winter? Peat seems thicker to help keep the roots warm when it's cold.
    Dont worry about that. LFS is fine.
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    LFS = long fibered sphagnum

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