Carnivorous Plants/Soil



I bought some soil, (peat and perlite) and wanted to make sure that it is safe for carnivorous plants. From the package I can't tell what else Is in it. I hope you could help me decide whethe or not to use this. Thank you!

The peat moss is safe.  It won't have any added fertilizers.  When peat moss comes in bales, they almost never have added fertilizer.  However, I'm not sure about the perlite.  I can't read the entire package.  As long as the ingredients on the package states 100% perlite and/or "no added fertilizer," the product will be safe to use on carnivorous plants.  You will have to read all the text on the package to see if they added fertilizer.  They would normally state so if they did.

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Jacob Farin

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