Willy's sundews

Newbnoob

Sprout
Hey Willy,
Ordered some seeds from you, they should be here any day. But I was wondering, from what I've read a mix of 1:1 peat moss to perlite is a good mix. Can you confirm this? I can get sphagnum, but for the price of 3 compressed bricks of sphag. I can buy a huge bag of peat moss.
Also, would hydroton be beneficial in any kind of drosera setup?...have a bag on hand. I'm just planning on doing a few tubs with a seed mix in all.
Light will be a 50 watt cree cxb3590 3500k.
Will this be sufficient for a 2' x 2' space?

Once I get the seeds I'll start setting everything up and post some pics.
 

WillyCKH

CPSC Moderator
Staff member
Hey Willy,
Ordered some seeds from you, they should be here any day. But I was wondering, from what I've read a mix of 1:1 peat moss to perlite is a good mix. Can you confirm this? I can get sphagnum, but for the price of 3 compressed bricks of sphag. I can buy a huge bag of peat moss.
Also, would hydroton be beneficial in any kind of drosera setup?...have a bag on hand. I'm just planning on doing a few tubs with a seed mix in all.
Light will be a 50 watt cree cxb3590 3500k.
Will this be sufficient for a 2' x 2' space?

Once I get the seeds I'll start setting everything up and post some pics.
Hello! 1 peat to 1 perlite is a good mix, I use it often. The only things to watch for are that you'd want to wear a mask while mixing perlite and dry peat; and you might want to rinse the peat once or twice to get rid of the impurities that could cause problems down the road.
Hydroton doesn't do much for sundew but it can be a good ingredient for Mexi-Ping mix.
The LED light sounds good, just make sure it is hang high enough for the plants to be not burnt by it.
Happy growing!
Willy
 

Lloyd Gordon

Parasitic Plant Aficionado
Staff member
I have a lot. It grows like a weed on top of a mat of U. gibba or just in the water on the bottom of the Terraria.
 
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