Can compost be used for ANY Carnivorous plant?
Posted 21 July 2010 - 19:48 PM
- Whats there difference between sphagnum moss and sphagnum peat?
- What types of fertalizers can you use on Carnivorous plants? Except for Giberellic Acid i dont know any?
- What do the following words mean
I think thats about it for now if i think of any more questions i will add.
Posted 21 July 2010 - 20:19 PM
2. Cultivation....to keep a plant in 'captivity' - the plant is not in the wild, but you are growing it...if you know what I mean.
I would recommend you don't plant Sarracenia in normal compost. You'd find it dead in a week. The book probably means Peat compost.
Giberellic acid, as far as I know, is not a compost, but a germination stimulator. Generally recmmended not to fertilize CPs - though Nepenthes likes a dose of coffee every 6 months.
Sphagnum Moss is living moss - normally found in bogs. Very good water holder, and it is like a sponge of the plant world. Sphagnum peat is sphagnum moss that has died and compacted together.
Posted 21 July 2010 - 21:55 PM
Posted 22 July 2010 - 00:12 AM
Posted 22 July 2010 - 08:01 AM
yes if i have any i always add a lil JI to drosophylum mix's but its not exactly a 'normal' CP is it? i'd like to see your results if you added it to a sarra mix.
I grew my first ever Drosophyllum from seed in a mix of 12 parts perlite, 7 parts vermiculite, and 7 parts John Innes 2 in a long tomato pot - worked absolute wonders.