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By jkochuni
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Anyone use silica gravel as a topper for their CPs? I have been using it on Cephalotus, and a few outdoor Sarracenia. Seems to help keep those pesky robins from pulling peat for nesting material. Anyone try it on VFTs?Image


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By MikeB
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I know people who put a top layer of silica sand on their flytrap pots, and the plants are fine with it. It also discourages soil gnats in addition to birds.
By jkochuni
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MikeB wrote:I know people who put a top layer of silica sand on their flytrap pots, and the plants are fine with it. It also discourages soil gnats in addition to birds.
Very true regarding the gnats.


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By Hendre
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I use fine silica sand as a large portion of my substrate for Drosera, and as a topping for my winter growing plants. Wonderful stuff.
By jkochuni
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Hendre wrote:I use fine silica sand as a large portion of my substrate for Drosera, and as a topping for my winter growing plants. Wonderful stuff.
Good to know!


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