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Re: Potting Mix for Anthuriums?
From: Tom Croat <croat at mobot.org> on 1997.08.29 at 06:51:15(1116)|
Tim: Are these "coconut chunks" peices of the husk, the rock-like inner
shell or something else?
> Since most, if not all anthuriums are somewhat epiphytic in nature they
> must have that extra air around their roots. Styrofoam packing peanuts can be
> an effective and inexpensive growing media ammendment. This material first
> can be used in the bottom of the pot in place of normal drainage material
> then incorperated in the remaining planting media be it a sphagnum or other
> epiphyte mix. I like the newly available coconut chunks, it holds water and
> nutrients very well. It also seems to have a natural hormone that encourages
> root development.
> Tim Anderson
> Palm Hammock Orchid Estate
> 9995 S.W. 66 St.
> Miami Fl.
Thomas B. Croat, Ph.D.
P.A. Schulz Curator of Botany
Missouri Botanical Garden
P.O. Box 299
St. Louis, MO 63166-0299
phone: 314-577-5163; fax 314-577-9596; email firstname.lastname@example.org
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