Saturday, November 14, 2009

Can you use cactus soil with carnivorous plants?

I need to repot some Venus Flytraps, pitcher plants, sundews, etc. Can I use regular cactus soil or do I have to order the stuff sold specifically for carn. plants?

Can you use cactus soil with carnivorous plants?
No, just use half peat moss and half perlite.

Nothing with nutrients.

Here are two "How Too" videos that gives you all the info you need about carnivorous plants.

Propagating carnivorous plants: Includes a segment on potting mix.

Building a terrarium for carnivorous plants:

I found these when starting my carnivorous garden.

Have fun
Reply:It has to be an acidic medium if you want them to survive for a good long while. I think most people use vermiculite or perlite with peat. Cactus soil probably won't hold enough water.

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