mobile Posted December 11, 2010 Author Report Share Posted December 11, 2010 (edited) I've never been worried about losing a few plants in the search of knowledge. I like to question convention. Sure there are reasons why the convention originated, maybe from gained knowledge or maybe assumed because of how they grow in habitat, or sometimes how people think they grow in habitat. One that comes to mind is Mexican Pinguicula, which in their natural environment typically grow in a mostly mineral substrate (so I'm told), so this must be the best growing medium for them... right? Well, in my conditions they grow far better in a multipurpose compost. Given this, in the wild, do they survive but not thrive? OK, over time they would probably (possibly?) lose the ability to capture prey if soil nutrients were available to them, but is this really an issue in the short time they are possessed by a grower? Davion, some 'old' people have forgotten more than some younger people have every learnt BTW... the fastest growing of this batch of Cephalotus seedlings is the one that I potted on in a mix of Levingtons multi-purpose compost and sand!... but CPs don't like nutrient rich soils Edited December 12, 2010 by mobile Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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