Carnivorous Plants/pinguicula

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Hi would an equal part peat/perlite be ok for a pinguicula

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Hi Jaspar,

If the Pinguicula is an acid soil grower, then yes that mix is fine.  If it is a Mexican/tropical Pinguicula, then no.  

Mexican butterworts are usually alkaline growers and like a much sandier soil.  For those we use 1 part peat, 1 part clean sand (silica sand is best) and two parts perlite.  To that mix add one tablespoon of dolomite lime per cup of soil.  When we switched to this mix last year, we watched an almost magical transformation occur in our Mexican pings that had been always having problems before.

Good Growing!

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

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