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By stef9333
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I recently bought a Venus fly trap plant, and I am considering repotting it to a larger pot. Is coconut soil substrate with no salt, chemicals, oils, or parasites acceptable for Venus fly traps?
Does this allow for proper drainage?
I usually kill every plant I try to take care of, and I really want to not kill this one.
What soil do the experts recommend and are there any other tips/tricks I can follow that will allow my plant to thrive?
P.S. it’s worth noting that a couple of the heads have already started turning black on me.
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By stef9333
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I decided to follow the popular opinion of a mixture of perlite and moss as a medium. I found long fiber sphagnum moss yesterday at Home Depot.
Do most people soak it in distilled water or tap?
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By Panman
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andynorth wrote: Fri Sep 01, 2023 2:18 pm Distilled or rainwater unless your tap water TDS is less than 100 from my understanding. Mine is under 45 so I use that first then rinse with distilled or rain water.
In addition to low TDS, the tap cannot have chlorine or chloramine without using a carbon filter.
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