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    I am using pure dried spaghnum moss for my D. capensis. I was wondering if this is the best soil mix to use for my D. capensis so it will grow rapidly. Any info would be greatly appreciated.



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    Good question. I don't know anyone what grows Drosera in straight LFS, but I imagine it would be OK. Equal parts silica sand/perlite and peatmoss provides excellent results, but soil medium is only part of the equation.

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    *chuckle* By means of their own, I have a TON of D. capensis growing right on the Spagnum (which goes down a couple of inches) and boy oh boy do they seem to love it. I can't get them to stop flowering. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]



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    Sounds good. I use 1/2 peat and 1/2 perlite though.
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    I often grow Drosera capensis in LFS, live Sphagnum and sometimes floating in water. It doesn't seem to mind what media it has once major essentials of growing conditions are met.
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    I use longfibered for tropical plants or otehrs which I know it grows well in. Like D. rotundifolia

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    Being relatively new to the hobby and not knowing, like the back of my hand, what needs what, I mix roughly equal parts of sand & peat and then topdress it with LFS. The only exception is that I go heavily with sand on pigmy sundews, particularly D. scorpiodes. The combo seems to work, but I haven't had the 3 decade opportunity to test things out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (homer @ Feb. 13 2005,12:20)]Good question. I don't know anyone what grows Drosera in straight LFS, but I imagine it would be OK. Equal parts silica sand/perlite and peatmoss provides excellent results, but soil medium is only part of the equation.

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    Not "soil media", but soilless media.
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