IAS on Facebook
IAS on Instagram
IAS Aroid Quasi Forum
This is a continuously updated archive of the Aroid-L mailing list in a forum format - not an actual Forum. If you want to post, you will still need to register for the Aroid-L mailing list and send your postings by e-mail for moderation in the normal way.
Soil mix---- grit.
From: "Clarence Hammer" chammer at cfl.rr.com> on 2002.04.03 at 16:38:28(8436)|
A note about the chicken grit. If you ask for this at the feed store, make
sure it's granite. A cheaper product made from oyster shells is replacing
granite grit here. Not sure the oyster shell would be good, perhaps
too alkaline? I like the granite, altho I'm not convinced it's an exact
substitute for pumice, as pumice has nooks and crannies that will retain
some moisture, but the granite is smooth and only opens the mix. I only use
this for succulents, never Aroids.
Anyway, pumice isn't available too far from the west coast, and certainly
not in Florida. So, chicky grit it is!
From: "George R Stilwell, Jr." grsjr at juno.com> on 2002.04.03 at 20:24:02(8447)|
>> I like the granite, altho I'm not convinced it's an exact
>>substitute for pumice, as pumice has nooks and crannies that will
>>some moisture, but the granite is smooth and only opens the mix. I|
>>this for succulents, never Aroids.
We start ll our aroid seeds in this stuff because it doesn't hold too
and it's easier to separate out the tuberlets when they go dormant.
If your mix has lots of peat or pine bark, it'll hold too much moisture,
reason for using Granni-Grit instead of pumice.
GET INTERNET ACCESS FROM JUNO!
Juno offers FREE or PREMIUM Internet access for less!
Join Juno today! For your FREE software, visit:
Note: this is a very old post, so no reply function is available.