info on best soil

woollady(z8 CA)September 11, 2008

hi i wonder what is the best soil mix for a sarracenia.right now it is in a 4" pot. it has some new growth but was damaged a while ago when regular water was given to it.does the one size up for the pot apply to this plant?thank you all for you help.also if the plant doesn't get enough bugs to eat will it die?

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I like to mix sand, sphagnum peat, and topdress with long fibered sphagnum (LFS). All of those can be purchased at something like Lowes. Unfortunately, if you are only talking about a small amount of need, this is overkill. So if you only have to fill a small amount, I would simply buy a bag of LFS, for ~$4-5. Rinse all media, especially sand and peat if you use it. Pool filter sand is also very good. Sand from the Building Materials section is good, as well as sand blasting sand. The big bales (2.2 or 3.5 cm)of peat are the correct peat to use, not the Scotts brand, with all the ferilizers.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2008 at 9:31AM
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A 50/50 mix of perlite and peat moss.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2008 at 9:03PM
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