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  Soil Mix
From: "WEAVER,BILL (HP-USA,ex3)" bill_weaver at hp.com> on 2002.04.03 at 11:46:58(8441)
I have been using a 50/50 mix of pumice and commercial potting soil for my
amorphophallis.
(Supersoil from Rod McLellan Co)I found that using a similar ratio of soil
and perlite made
the mix too light to hold up the growing leaf, giving it a tendancy to pop
out of the pot on
windy days. I found that vermiculite held way too much water and as such was
unsuitable
for my conditions. (San Francisco bay area)

Bill Weaver

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From: "George R Stilwell, Jr." grsjr at juno.com> on 2002.04.03 at 12:24:26(8449)
Surprisingly, one of our local aroid growers has found that Metromix 360
is better than
anything else for potted seedlings/plants. I also have great luck with
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From: "Clarence Hammer" chammer at cfl.rr.com> on 2002.04.04 at 08:36:25(8459)
I find that seedling and young Aroids in small pots of 3 to 4" do well in
soilless mixes. It's the larger pots, one gallon and bigger, that I think
need the aeration of more 'crunchy' stuff. I've heard good things about
Metromix, but have never seen it here in central Fla. Will have to ask
around.

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