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    Pinguicula Soil Mix for Houseplant Settings?

    Just an update. This mix seems to work well for the plants.
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    Pinguicula Soil Mix for Houseplant Settings?

    I speak French, so it was no problem. I understood what he said. Thanks.
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    Pinguicula Soil Mix for Houseplant Settings?

    What about equal parts washed silica sand and washed river pebbles? Does this sound like it would work?
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    Pinguicula Soil Mix for Houseplant Settings?

    Thank you all for the suggestions. I think I will keep 10-20% peat just for some moisture retention, but I will definitely try a higher mineral-based mix now. Merci pour ton suggestion, jeff 2! Je parle Français aussi si tu veux parler de plantes.
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    Pinguicula Soil Mix for Houseplant Settings?

    I grow my Mexican pinguicula as houseplants. Usually, they do really well and thrive under my conditions. However, this year I have had a few losses to browning heart disease. My soil mix is peat/silica sand/dolomitic lime added. The ratio of peat/sand is ~40/60 with 1/2 tbsp of dolomitic lime...
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    Pest control Methods

    I have used neem oil with success. I mix 5mL of pure neem oil with 1-2mL of soap, and 1L of water. The dew on the plants goes away for a bit, but I have not had any plants die when using this spray. You have to apply it multiple times too, as neem does not get rid of the pests instantly. If you...
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    Fixed!

    Fixed!
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    Gibberellic Acid Amounts?

    So, what do I do once I am ready to sow? Do I just dump the seeds and the liquid onto the media? Is there a good method for removing such tiny seeds from the solution?
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    Top Of Soil Keeps Drying

    I am using RO water now, but I had to use tap water for a brief time. If the dryness is caused by mineral buildup, will flushing the pots outside with several top-waterings of RO water get rid of the minerals?
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    Top Of Soil Keeps Drying

    The older plants handle it fine, but some of the tiniest of seedlings seem to dry out as a result. I am going to try top watering now that I have an RO unit. I wonder if it could be some sort of mineral buildup or something like that. The odd thing is, it's not on every pot, only on some that...
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    Top Of Soil Keeps Drying

    I am using the tray method on many of my sundew pots now, but the soil keeps drying. All of the pots have 3+ drainholes and I keep them in 1+ inches of water most of the time. The soil is moist directly underneath any dryness, it is only 1mm or less on the very top that dries out. Would getting...
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    Gibberellic Acid Amounts?

    Thanks for the input everyone! Hopefully it will help me obtain this stubborn form on D. burmannii among others. Thanks for offering, I will let you know if I run into trouble.
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    Gibberellic Acid Amounts?

    I have been having trouble getting a form of Drosera burmannii to germinate. I was told to use gibberellic acid on some seeds. I was told to make solution in this amount (100mg of GA with 400mL of H2O). Does that sound good? Does anyone have experience in germinating seed with GA? I would like...
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    Best RO Units?

    Thanks for all of the help, Av8tor1! I went with the SpectraPure 90 GPD unit. Now all I need is a faucet adapter. Are there any particular brands or things I should look out for on those? It comes with a garden hose adapter, which is fine for now, but I would prefer to be able to hook it up to...
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    Best RO Units?

    Okay, so I found a Spectrapure 3-stage RO unit that sounds like it will do the job. How does this look to everyone? http://spectrapure.com/RO-RODI/RO-SYSTEMS/MaxPureMPRO-90-GPD-RO-System Do I really need the extra stages that come with a RODI system?
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