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    Venus fly trap soil.

    I have some venus fly traps that I would like to re-pot this spring. Is spring the best time or summer to re-pot? What is the best mix? They are currently living in pure spagnum. They seem to be thriving in it. Is this optimal? I have one that is in a carnivorous soil mix that it came in. It is also thriving. The other's came in pure spagnum. What's your experience?

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    I grow mine in a 50/50 mix of sand and peat moss.
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    I also use 50/50, but if lfs is working, stick with that.

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    The best time to repot is right before they come out of dormancy when they will experience the least shock, although emergency repotting is possible throughout the whole year (but not recommended). Any of your mixes is fine (assuming that the "carnivorous soil mix" is good since the plants are still alive), although personally I prefer a 50:50 peat/sand mix since it's easy to clean from the roots during repotting, unlike Sphagnum. YMMV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SerMuncherIV View Post
    YMMV.
    Thanks for the help, but what does YMMV stand for?

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    Another question, if I were to cross my jaws fly trap with a b52 would I get a large plant that looked somewhat like a jaws. I think it probably wouldn't, but I'm curious. Also what the best way to sprout seeds. Should they be covered or exposed? Should they have a lot of light when their seedlings or should they be in relatively lower light?

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