this the group for carnivorous plants??? q about SUPERTHRIVE

Starbuck pmdlandarch at
Fri Oct 15 16:22:11 EST 1999

Well, if so, it wouldn't be the first time that I "blew" it.  I'm always
willing to learn.

I confess that I'm not familiar with the effects of B complex vitamins on
plant growth.  Most of my study indicated that plants take in the three
macro nutrients, and twelve micro nutients, plus maybe trace amounts of
20-30 other nutrients.  I haven't seen B vitamins listed.  If you have any
published sources on that, either on the web or in print, then I'd certainly
be interested in reviewing them for my own information.

Steve Hinkson wrote in message <38058B19.D1DFAE8C at>...
>Starbuck blew it this time.
>Yes, vitamin B1 will help the plants re-establish after division.  And yes,
>there is a great deal of research proving that the addition of B1 to soils
>deficient in it greatly improves root
>growth. As to Super-Thrive, it's just expensive B1 and iron.  The distilled
>water and sphagnum or sphagnum peat used as a compost for the
>North American carnivorous plants has NO vitamin B1 at all.
>And if the genera you're growing is Sarracinea, Drosera or Dionoea, Peter's
>(or any other fertilizer) will kill them dead! (with the exception of a
>mist, but even that is living dangerously)
>The ONLY cp you may fertilize are the Bromiliads, and Nepenthes.
>Steve (H.)
>>             my cp's are going dormant now but, in the spring i'll split
>> them up and repot them,  Should i use SUPERTHRIVE  when repotting
>> them??  is this a fertilizer?  how about  epiphytes delight?  anyone use
>> this fert on cp plants???
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