Venus Fly Traps needs a little salt

From: Randall Palmer (
Date: Fri Jun 25 1999 - 10:55:30 PDT

Date: Fri, 25 Jun 1999 13:55:30 -0400 (EDT)
From: Randall Palmer <>
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Subject: Venus Fly Traps needs a little salt

A venus does not like to be watered from on top. Their native habitat is
North Calorlina coming within one mile of the Atlanta Ocean. Water from
the dish underneath. 1/2 sandblaster sand, Perlite, and pete make up the
median. I've have had very good results with my purified concoction, and
also in transplanting. Those of you who have been with this list for a
while can move on to the next letter, Mager's Concoction, 1/2 teaspoon
salt, 1 tablespoon of sink dishwashing liquid, 2 tablespoons of corn
cooking oil, in 1 gallon of water. Only when transplanting put over soil
around plant and spray Venus 1 time. Water when it almost disapears from
the dish, the plant likes to be watered from the gallon. The salt helps
prevent the protozoa from roting the roots.

Randy Palmer

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