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Mexican ping. soil query

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Hey everyone,

A month or so ago I got my first pinguicula, it's only a small plant, and as I've never grown them before I popped it in some cleaned perlite/coir mix. While it's growing well, I was just wondering about alkalinity levels etc. I have some calcium carbonate powder (which I feed occasionally to my tortoise) would it be alright to layer some on top of the soil or mix it in. Maybe dissolve it into some water one day? Please let me know if it's necessary or just a waste of time.

I appreciate any help. Thanks a lot,

Ed

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If it is growing well then best not upset it, I think coir has a lower acidity anyway.

Vermiculite is a safer and more useful alternative/additive but for now if it is fine then leave it alone.

Ian.

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I'd leave it too. Mexican Pings aren't very fussy with their soil mix anyway.  Several people have even had perfectly good plants growing in houseplant compost.  

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