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Share your Drosophyllum media recipes.

Smitty

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Been looking around on threads for members different recipes for success for their drosophyllum. Can't seem to find one that delves too deep. Hopefully we can start something here.

My current media mix has been mixed up and is awaiting for it's recently ordered dewy pine to call home to the pots.
It is a very fast draining mixture that contains decomposed granite. The pieces themselves are very course. On par with the perlite.
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My Current Drosophyllum media mix
-1 Part Peat
-1 part perlite
-1.5 parts medium grade silica sand
-1.5 parts decomposed granite
0.25 parts of finely chopped pine bark
0.25 parts of aquatic plant soil

I hope to hear from more people as to what they are using in their own mixes.

Thanks!​
 

ErrorEN

Your Real Mom
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Eh. My soil mix is rather simple. Just 3 parts sand to 1 part peat. I plant to use it when the seeds germinate.... :)
 

Smitty

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I plan to use a more sandy mix when I plant my seeds I picked up in the peat pots. Hopefully after scarification, I will see some decent sprout numbers!
 

Brie

Sarracenia freak
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Everett, Wa
For mine, I used a pretty simple mix myself...

1 part peat
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1 part #8 coarse quartz sand
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.5 part black volcanic rock
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1.5 part pumice
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All mixed
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Potted up with black lava rock topper. I found a tall terracotta pot at a local shop that caught my fancy. Figure it'd be better then the standard proportioned ones..
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I have found 4 parts Decomposing Granite to 1 part peat to be the best medium in my location. Looks good too!
 
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Mine is roughly equal parts black volcanic rock, horticultural sand, vermiculite, and perlite, with a few handfuls of peat and sphagnum moss mixed in.
 
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