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Hi all,

mix with wood shavings/perlite/coir for this 2014 :D

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Very nice, I look forward to seeing them with pitchers and flowers!

After seeing all of the good results online with coir I have slowly start to make the switch too. So far I like it a lot more than peat.

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There are other threads on this,peat free products are o.k for adult plants but useless if you want to grow sarracenia from seed.

The seedlings need something from their soil, that peat gives them.

You need to add some sort of fertilizer after the first year.

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Cephalotus in beech wood chips after a month

 

 

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Hi Pandalf, how do you keep the water level with Cephalotus? Have you completely cleaned the roots, or have you left some peat moss/coir around the roots?

Ps: your picture are always amazing!

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at the time of the repot it was a cutting without roots and without peat/coir.  Only the first two weeks I've kept some sphagnum to make it thrive.

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coir ugrow + wood chips

 

 

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Sarracenia hybrid, a year and half later in wood chips

 

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Cedric-SX67

 

coir ugrow + wood chips

 

 

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Drosera filiformis,
wood chips


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Sarracenia flava,

wood chips

 

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Sarracenia flava , coir ugrow + wood chips

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RvL-FL46/MK-F87, coir ugrow + wood chips

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There are other threads on this,peat free products are o.k for adult plants but useless if you want to grow sarracenia from seed.

The seedlings need something from their soil, that peat gives them.

You need to add some sort of fertilizer after the first year.

ada

 

That seems be the feedback from general horticulture. Its not too surprising the same is being found with CPs.

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I would guess that its micronutrients and trace elements. Things the plant needs in very tiny quantities, in the same way we need such things as iron, selenium etc. It could explain why seedlings dont grow well in these alternate media as they are not catching insects. An adult plant probably takes these micronutrients from its prey.

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There are about seven nutrients essential to plant growth and health that are only needed in very small quantities. These are manganese, boron, copper, iron, chlorine, molybdenum, and zinc. Though these are present in only small quantities, they are all necessary.

Boron is believed to be involved in carbohydrate transport in plants; it also assists in metabolic regulation. Boron deficiency will often result in bud dieback.

Chlorine is necessary for osmosis and ionic balance; it also plays a role in photosynthesis.

Copper is a component of some enzymes. Symptoms of copper deficiency include browning of leaf tips and chlorosis.

Iron is essential for chlorophyll synthesis, which is why an iron deficiency results in chlorosis.

Manganese activates some important enzymes involved in chlorophyll formation. Manganese deficient plants will develop chlorosis between the veins of its leaves. The availability of manganese is partially dependent on soil pH.

Molybdenum is essential to plant health. Molybdenum is used by plants to reduce nitrates into usable forms. Some plants use it for nitrogen fixation, thus it may need to be added to some soils before seeding legumes.

Zinc participates in chlorophyll formation, and also activates many enzymes. Symptoms of zinc deficiency include chlorosis and stunted growth.

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Those plants look AMAZING!!!!! SO AMAZINGLY AMAZING!!!

totally agree :-) not only are the plants really healthy but the quality of photos with the follow up photos are a brilliant share :-D

 

Done a great job Pandalf :-p

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