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By Kyaw Thuta
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Joined:  Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:38 pm
I have been growing my CPs in a pure long fibered sphagnum moss mix for as long as I remember,since that’s the only thing readily available in my area, but recently on YouTube I have seen growers use a peat,perlite,pumice and coarse sand to a 1:1:1:1 ratio mix. At first I sticked to my old mix but over time I saw that some of my Venus fly traps and sarracenia weren’t showing great results with the mix so now, I thought I’d change to the new mix most carnivorous plant growers are using... My question is that instead of coarse sand, can I buy aquarium sand from a store and wash it myself with distilled water at home and use it?
By Kyaw Thuta
Posts:  16
Joined:  Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:38 pm
We don’t have coarse sand in our area and if we even did, English isn’t really my mother language, it’s more like a second language so if I just say “coarse sand” to the locals, they won’t understand it and I can’t translate it into my language either.
By Huntsmanshorn
Posts:  615
Joined:  Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:32 am
Okay, no problem, skip the sand and use a little more pumice and perlite. Same drainage but without the sand and your plants will never know the difference.
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