vagabundos 91 wrote:Hello, i have recently ask u about the other substitute media for the carnivore plant lately. At first i want use a coir (coconut husk peat) because these product are very cheap and most abundant in market but canceled because i,am worry about the mineral salt that be contained in the coir peat
Coir or coconut husk pith is fine to use if you soak and drain it enough times to remove the soluble material, and is a great substitute for or alternative to sphagnum peat moss. I use a lot of coir in my potting mixes, and many of my Venus Flytraps are growing in coir and sand with no sphagnum peat moss at all. It's easy to prepare coir, especially if you have a TDS meter to measure the amount of dissolved material in every bucket of water drained from the coir after soaking. If you don't have a TDS meter, just soak the coir for 8-12 hours using only distilled water, rainwater or reverse osmosis water, then drain. Then soak again for another 8-12 hours and drain the water. Soak and drain for 9 or 10 times, and by that time almost all of the soluble material will be removed from the coir. Then you can dry the coir if you like, store it, and use it with silica sand or perlite in whatever kind of mix you like. I grow Venus Flytraps, Heliamphora and Orchids all in mixes that contain coir or are composed mostly of coir.
vagabundos 91 wrote:After the couple of day ,i found a new moss product (not a peat or sphagnum moss) called tropical forest moss that sold in compact form at the pet store who actually not for potting media but used as reptile and small animal terrarium bedding substitute. ... 1 week later after repotted, my plant grow better than before, which now grow with slighter large trap size and start to grow a flower stalk.
It is very nice that your Venus Flytrap is now growing better, but please be careful. Some types of "forest moss" (sheet moss, etc.) are actually poisonous to some carnivorous plants and do not make a good substitute for sphagnum peat moss. If your plant's growth and health seems to decline over a period of weeks or several months, it may be because of the "forest moss," in which case, if you can't find sphagnum peat moss, I would personally recommend treated (soaked and desalinated) coir.
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