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what mix of soil is best for temperate butterworts?

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The soil for outdoor butterworts vary greatly.  For most varieties, you can use the standard mix of 1 part peat moss and 1 part perlite.  However, you don't keep the soil as waterlogged as you would with Sarracenia.  If anything, err on the side of having too much drainage than not enough.  You can increase the perlite (or sand) up to 2-3 parts to 1 part peat moss.  There's no "best" soil mix because a lot of it has to do with your particular watering method.  If you're keeping the plant in lots of standing water, increase the perlite.  If you're top watering on a regular basis and allowing the water to drain freely, use the standard mix.

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