Re: non-acid media

Terry Bertozzi - 229112 (
Mon, 23 May 1994 14:40:12 +0930 (CST)

> It is, for me, the age-old question. How to grow mexican pings that like
> non-acid soils. I've got some new P.heterophylla (some of you know this as
> D.alfredae) and P.vallisneriifolia, both which like basic media. Think I'll
> do ok if I try these in a perlite/vermiculite mix?
> I hate the advice about crushed marble chips---that stuff is essentially
> insoluble!

Barry, I can't quite remember where I saw it (was it in this discussion
group: probably in the Pinguicula study group newsletter) but I seem
to recall something about putting a lump of chalk in the bottom of the
pot and then topping it up with media. I'll try and track it down.


Cheers Terry