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By coline
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#194966
Hi I have just got a plant of this big utricularia, I was impressed when I got it, normally I deal with sandersonii, livida or flaccida, but as handling this species which would be a good substrate, kind of the soft mixture for an epiphytic utric or terrestrial one?
And same question for Genlisea violacea that I also got, which could be a good substrate?
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By Maiden
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#194977
Utricularia calycifida is a terrestrial plant, i grow many pots of this beautiful genus. For me, the best soil mix is 50% peat moss, 50% orchid bark. The key with this utricularia specie is the temp drop at night. If you can have a drop of about 7-10C, its perfect. Also, this utri need moderate to low light level. A very bright light can burn the fragile leaves, and the purple veins will be faded.

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By coline
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#194986
Seems it will be a good companion to my adelae droseras as to light requirements, since even schizandra lives very well there in the outside, right now in winter I'm getting those drops, to 15-18ºC at nights.
I have always wondered about this, what is orchid bark? in the country and land of orchids we use only live trees or pieces of Acnistus arborescens and coconut fiber chunks.
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By Maiden
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#194996
Orchid mix is a blend of different things, like coconut fiber, wood chunk, sometimes a lil bit of lime stones. From my experience, this utri specie like a very airy soil mix.

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By coline
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#195024
Of course, peat I have a whole bale always, just need to look for orchid bark

Very nice plants! I missed a question, how deep is their pot in there?
By coline
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#195033
wow, that is a lot, now it is just planted, but I'll change the pot in 1-2 months or when it grows a little and I'm sure that it has survived! 3 weeks inside a package might have some effect..
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