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  Re: Anthuriums
From: Rand Nicholson <writserv at nbnet.nb.ca> on 1997.08.29 at 14:03:44(1118)
> 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.
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