It's better to use peatmoss with perlite. rinse the perlite well. Sand get compacted too much for my taste. I use 3 parts of peatmoss for 1 part of perlite.
I wish I had done the same... I though at first LFS would be easy to repot but I was wrong, so wrong. At least that was for droseras so even if the roots were ripped up they would recover soon enough.I was using milled/chopped LFS for the seedlings and glad I did as it made it so much easier to repot compared to using uncut LFS.
I have a few little bits of moss growing here and there, but no algae. I spray the plants when they are too young but I put it in the picthers after they are big enough. I even had some live spagnum growing at some poin but that died after I started spraying fertilizer.Do you have any issues with algae growth on the soil with foliar fertilization?
You should yes. I never had so much fun growing something as I have with sarracenias. It surely make the winter goes quicker and I don't miss my sarracenia collection too much that way. They grow so fast that it is possible to see the growth between morning and evening in one day! These little guys are not boring.Very nice growth! This reminds me that I have a lot of Sarracenia seeds that need to be started!