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    Amazing plants. AQUARIUS~ Let the sunshine~let the sun shine in, the sun shine in~ ^_^

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    Great color and awesome looking plants!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfn View Post
    How do you prevent soil from splashing onto the plants? Whenever I leave my plants outside, the rain hits them and splashes soil all over the plants, making them look very dirty. Yours look so clean. What's the secret?
    Thanks everyone,

    The initial image was afternoon sun. The new images are full sun from dawn to dusk. You can see for yourself what color the extra photons provide.

    There is full sun and then there is FULL sun.

    Wolfm,

    Mine get to looking dirty as well, but after a couple years there will be a nice carpet of moss and no more probs.

    Biggest thing I learned early on was no perlite for outside mini bogs... now there is a mess after a rain.

    However, there is a brand of perlite that has a higher density and doesnt float, but I cant find it locally.

    Thanks for the kind words,
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    Yes, a very colorful clone. Mine will routinely color up as Butch's do with just afternoon sun:


    Given enough light the traps will get a dark maroon inside and out. This one was grown under lights before I put it outdoors. I have not gotten the same depth of coloring since it only receives afternoon sun outdoors:


    Hint: Try pumice instead of perlite. Pumice is less prone to float. However, pumice can be slightly alkaline. In a panel of growers at a BACPS meeting last year it was noted that perlite breaks down after a while. This will make the pH slightly less acidic. Dionaea appear to like more acidic conditions than many other species so quartz sand is a better choice as a peat moss additive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Not a Number View Post
    Hint: Try pumice instead of perlite. Pumice is less prone to float. However, pumice can be slightly alkaline. In a panel of growers at a BACPS meeting last year it was noted that perlite breaks down after a while. This will make the pH slightly less acidic. Dionaea appear to like more acidic conditions than many other species so quartz sand is a better choice as a peat moss additive.
    What about APS? I've only recently started using it in my mixes - but it's looking good so far (& when purchased as Infield Conditioner from a distributor - it's only ~$10/50lbs).
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    I have no idea but the manufacturers literature on the stuff says it is chemically neutral. If it breaks down or not I do not know.
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    Flytraps in new home

    These are fabulous.The colors,the condition of the plants ,the clean look. How do you grow them like this ? I echo the one of the other postings ,I grow them outside and they never look like yours.
    HELP

    daddyo

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    Quote Originally Posted by RL7836 View Post
    What about APS? I've only recently started using it in my mixes - but it's looking good so far (& when purchased as Infield Conditioner from a distributor - it's only ~$10/50lbs).
    Ron, FWIW... APS has completely replaced perlite in all my mixes.

    Very nice pics NAN, I believe our plants share a common pedigree...
    Hopefully, now that mine have their new home I will see color such as yours

    Daddy-o, don't know what to tell ya... but mine also get "dirty" after a rain.
    I used a peat/sand mix... good plants and lots of sun.
    Nature has done the rest

    cheers'
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