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what is your guys's recommended soil mix for darlingtonia? you volume 1 DVD and care sheet are different.

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Hi Dillon,

Darlingtonia likes a fast draining mix, so we now like using equal parts peat, sand, and perlite.  I wish I could tell you that there is one perfect mix, but Darlingtonia is much like Nepenthes in this respect.  As long as it is low-nutrient, and drains quickly, it will work.  Darlingtonia also grows very well in pure live Sphagnum moss.  Here's a good article which also has a link to our "Serpent of the Siskiyou's" podcast.

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest
http://www.growcarnivorousplants.com

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