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    Soil mixtures

    Optional soil mixtures for a Venus fly trap can be in a wide range depending on who the grower is here are some mixtures that are best none for planting Venus fly traps in. Also i wouldn't recomend using LFS because it can root rot easily.

    : One part spahgnum peat moss and one part perlite.

    : One part spahgnum peat moss two part perlite.

    : One part spahgnum peat moss and one part Silica sand.

    : One part spahgnum peat moss one part silica sand and one part LFS.

    : Some growers use just pure spahgnum peat moss but it doesn't have the good drainage like you would by adding perlite or sand.

    : Some also use vermiculite, pumice, and certian kinds of gravel in thier mixes.
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    disregard my comment, im not getting involved in this one

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    If you really want me to i can ask a mod to delete it. I didn't know i was giving out bad info sorry about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eou812 View Post

    : One part spahgnum peat moss and one part Silica sand.

    : One part spahgnum peat moss one part Silica sand.

    Uhhhm isn't it the same?

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    I mix sand and peat, and have a layer of LFS on top. That pretty much mimics what they grow in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gill_za View Post
    Uhhhm isn't it the same?

    Yep i changed it now.

    ---------- Post added at 06:21 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:19 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    I mix sand and peat, and have a layer of LFS on top. That pretty much mimics what they grow in.
    Yep i added it thanks for reminding me.

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