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Hi folks, I've just acquired a very nice young Trichocereus/Echinopsis terscheckii from The Palm Centre on sale. It definitely needs repotting, and I want to get it going really well, so I've been nosing around for the "best" soil mix. I've gotten hold of some pumice ("lava rock"), and I've got, I think, the other general ingredients, but a couple of sources recommend including limestone. Any facts or opinions on this? Karsty.
Hey guys! so im new here and I want to make a terrarium and i have these plants: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/COLLECTION-OF-3-CARNIVOROUS-PLANTS-Venus-fly-trap-Sarracenia-pitcher-Drosera-/171390840728?pt=UK_HomeGarden_Garden_PlantsSeedsBulbs_JN&hash=item27e7b0af98 What kind of soil is best for these to keep them going good? I see this soil in the suggestions: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Carnivorous-plant-compost-venus-fly-trap-sundews-dionaea-sarracenia-Seed-compost/191349962660?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D25400%26meid%3D3c28161
Hello everyone! I don't know if any of you remember me but I started posting on this and similar websites (e.g. terraforums) at the young age of 12, almost 10 years ago! I'm now 20 years old and studying Plant Science at the University of Manchester. Still having a keen interest in carnivorous plants, I have fortunately managed to convince my supervisor to allow me to study nutrient uptake in Dionaea muscipula for my final year dissertation. To put it simply, I want to find out exactly why they experience stress and die in high nutrient soils - what is it that makes them sensitive? My theo