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#1 andyoliver

 
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Posted 13 May 2009 - 07:12 AM

Hi all,

I've recently re-potted some of my VFTs, Sarracenias, and Sundews but I used someone else’s mix, which I have just discovered has vermiculite in it. Will this cause a problem for my plants? Do people use it? Should I re-pot the plants in my normal mix of 1:1 perlite and peat ASAP?

Many thanks

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 09:39 AM

Hi Andy,
People say vermiculite is alkaline so shouldn't be used with acid loving plants, but I recently received some dionaea from a big wholesaler that had obviously been grown in it, and they looked fine.

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 09:46 AM

People generally only use vermiculite for mexican pings - Its thought to be unsuitable for other cps. I'm sure it would take a while to have any effect though and depends how much vermiculite is in the mix.

If it were me I'd re-pot them.

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 09:51 AM

Hi Andy,
People say vermiculite is alkaline so shouldn't be used with acid loving plants, but I recently received some dionaea from a big wholesaler that had obviously been grown in it, and they looked fine.

Trev.


Thanks for the info Trev. Not sure if I want ot risk it or not.


People generally only use vermiculite for mexican pings - Its thought to be unsuitable for other cps. I'm sure it would take a while to have any effect though and depends how much vermiculite is in the mix.

If it were me I'd re-pot them.

Heather


Thank you. I think I will.