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By Gary
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Joined:  Fri Jul 08, 2022 3:23 pm
#442380
Hi all. I just ordered some U. alpina seeds from the Bank and with a bit of luck I'll be able to get some nice plants going in few months.
I'm planning to grow them in a LFSM/Perlite mix.
My question is, should I be concerned about the ability of the plants to find microorganisms to feed on in this less dense grow mix? Are there any supplements that I should look for?
Other than the accursed U. subulata I have no experience with growing Utricularia, so all advice is welcomed.
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By ChefDean
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As with all plants, they don't need bugs to survive. Bugs are a great supplement, but the plants only need carbon dioxide and sunlight to make all the food they need.
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By Gary
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Joined:  Fri Jul 08, 2022 3:23 pm
#442385
That's what I was looking to do, just throw in some fertilizer. I'm sure they'll be fine. Thanks!
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