Sphaghnum peat moss & _Dionaea muscipula_

From: Sundew (sundew@mitmania.net.au)
Date: Sun Dec 05 1999 - 23:24:49 PST

Date: Mon, 6 Dec 1999 18:24:49 +1100
From: "Sundew" <sundew@mitmania.net.au>
To: cp@opus.hpl.hp.com
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Subject: Sphaghnum peat moss & _Dionaea muscipula_

Dear all
I am trying to ascertain as to which Sphagnum peat mosses are the best for
the cultivation of _Dionaea muscipula_, not just to keep them alive, but to
make them propsper & colour up to their full potential.
My collection of _Dionaeas_ are currently growing in a mix of German
Sphagnum peat moss and horticultural sand (roughly ground quartz), & they
really do grow well in this mix. However, I have heard reports that the
Canadian & Irish sources provide optimum colouration in the plants. What
are the experiences of some growers over the years? Futhermore, which
brands or sources are not the best for VFT's?
Lastly, what germination techniques are best for optimum seed raising. I
have read about pouring boiling water over them in a vessel & allowing it
to cool before sowing, but am not sure of such a technique. Any handy
hints would be appreciated.


Nathan J. Clemens


Bowral NSW Australia

"In every colour there's the light.
 In every stone sleeps a crystal.
 Remember the Shaman, when he used to say:
"Man is the dream of the dolphin"."
Enigma, 'The cross of Changes'

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