FlytrapCare Carnivorous Plant Forums

Sponsored by FlytrapStore.com

Discuss any carnivorous plant that doesn't fit in the above categories here or general chat about carnivorous plants

Moderator: Matt

By sundew_sundae
Posts:  7
Joined:  Sun Jan 16, 2022 10:34 pm
#398344
Hi, I was wondering what soil I should use for a Genlisea (specifically Stylidium graminifolium). Can I just use soil composed of Perlite, Vermiculite, and #20 Silica Sand? How should I water it, and how often?

Thanks,
SundewSundae
User avatar
By NightRaider
Location: 
Posts:  243
Joined:  Mon Jun 07, 2021 4:01 am
#398348
Unless I'm just really missing something here, Stylidium != Genlisea. They're both entirely separate all the way up through the Order level. That said, I don't know how different the requirements are, but I've been growing Stylidium debile in 1:1 peat:perlite in a tray with a fairly constant water level around .5" for a couple months and it's done very well.
sundew_sundae liked this
User avatar
By thepitchergrower
Location: 
Posts:  2526
Joined:  Sun Sep 26, 2021 2:22 am
#398349
sundew_sundae wrote:Hi, I was wondering what soil I should use for a Genlisea (specifically Stylidium graminifolium). Can I just use soil composed of Perlite, Vermiculite, and #20 Silica Sand? How should I water it, and how often?

Thanks,
SundewSundae
According to Savage Garden by Peter D'Amato, "They prefer waterlogged conditions, so I prefer to grow them in undrained containers 6 inches deep. The soil should be pure sphagnum peat moss, or peat with some sand, or long fiber New Zealand sphagnum moss."
By sundew_sundae
Posts:  7
Joined:  Sun Jan 16, 2022 10:34 pm
#398664
NightRaider wrote: Tue Jan 25, 2022 3:17 pm Unless I'm just really missing something here, Stylidium != Genlisea. They're both entirely separate all the way up through the Order level. That said, I don't know how different the requirements are, but I've been growing Stylidium debile in 1:1 peat:perlite in a tray with a fairly constant water level around .5" for a couple months and it's done very well.
Yes, I messed up typing the wrong plant name in the title
User avatar
By evenwind
Location: 
Posts:  1673
Joined:  Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:16 pm
#398672
Y'know you can edit the title and change the "genlisea" to "stylidium", if you want.
Heat wave

I figured out I could stand the flytraps in water […]

Dx FL giant (thank you elaineo)

Your plants look great! Did you actually get you[…]

Order received. Your order number is 0997. I'll PM[…]

I asked Matt about it and he really thought th[…]

Is this a problem?

Ok, thanks guys! I'll definitely keep a close eye […]

Although "Large Firm" does sound like a[…]

Yes sir, great price. :D

Sorry, I misunderstood. Yes, leaving it outside wi[…]

Support the community - Shop at FlytrapStore.com!