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By Panman
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#397925
That is kind of asking like which is better, Hellmans or Dukes. (Those are brands of mayonnaise, by the way).

I have recently started using pure sphagnum for my flytraps and I'm pretty happy with the results. The negative to it is that it is expensive and is difficult to remove from the roots when transplanting.

On the other side, peat/perlite is cheap and easy to work with. I think it retains moisture better than sphagnum so that can be a bonus.

Personally, I think my flytraps grow better in pure sphagnum but there are plenty of people who will swear by using peat.
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By Bill Phoenix
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i bough a vft from lowes that was in lfsm and it grew CRAZY fast, putting out a new leaf every other day even tho it was in a 2 inch pot.
then I moved it to a 5 inch pot of 60% peat/ 30% perlite/10% sand.
It grows much slower, but maybe that's because it was a million small divisions.
but since peat is cheaper, Im sticking with it
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By TrapsAndDews
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I don't like how peat gets algae and other stuff growing on it.
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By TrapsAndDews
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That's exactly what I was thinking just now. :mrgreen:
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By Panman
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This is what I use. It is pretty decent. Not top shelf, but close.
https://www.lowes.com/pd/BETTER-GRO-Orc ... lsrc=aw.ds
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By tommyr
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Either is fine. Peat moss is easier to remove from the roots however. You have to be VERY careful removing LFSM as the roots get tangled up in it.
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-stanly- wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:35 pm Where do you find HIGH quality sphagnum moss?
I buy Besgrow brand on Amazon. Very good stuff.
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By ChefDean
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-stanly- wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:35 pm Where do you find HIGH quality sphagnum moss?
Matt has a couple varieties of good stuff available usually; Chilean and New Zealand.
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