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By Iheartplants
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Joined:  Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:03 am
I have just started getting into carnivorous plants and seed starting these past few months. I know that using peat moss as a soil base is beneficial but I was wondering about using coco coir. It holds moisture similar to peat moss but is pH neutral. So my question is whether it makes a difference? Do carnivorous plants and their seeds like the acidity of peat moss or does it not matter either way? Thanks in advance for your help!
By Iheartplants
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Joined:  Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:03 am
Thanks for your input! That's a good point. My coco coir has been rinsed prior to me receiving the compact block and I rinsed it again once it expanded. But, if carnivorous plants are super sensitive to the different elements such as those found in regular water, I wonder if whatever salt left would still cause damage. We will see. I planted some in the coco coir to see how it goes, then I'll try the rest in peat moss if this isn't successful.

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