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By Darlingtoniafan222
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In my area, everyone uses sphag moss and perlite for their vfts. Is this a better alternative to peat in my case? Location is in Davao, Philippines.
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By optique
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I am not going to say one is better. Being in the Philippines I would guess Canadian peat is not really a option but sphagnum you could easily obtain and even grow yourself.
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By MikeB
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Coco coir or coco peat is a worthwhile alternative, made from coconut shells. Just be sure to rinse it thoroughly to remove any lingering salt in the product.
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By Nepenthes0260
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I grew Dionaea in a peat mix for around five years and got decent results. This last year I switched my plants over to sphagnum moss and perlite and they've done absolutely amazing. I know Matt prefers sphag as well. Maggie Chen, who may have the largest Dionaea specimens I've ever seen, grows her plants in sphag too.
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