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Re: totems for climbers
From: dscherberich dscherberich at wanadoo.fr> on 2002.05.14 at 14:01:58(8784)|
Indeed, I agree with Neil, especially when it is used as a potting mix.
But in this case we have a few years experience now and it will stay
just fine for at least 2 to 3 years. Plastic is nice because there is no
risk that it deteriorates and so whatever happens it holds the plants.
Neil Carroll a *crit :|
> David and all, I would be very careful using potting products which contain
> coconut fiber. The material is fine until it breaks down. It breaks down
> realitivly faster than more traditional potting products. When this stuff
> goes it will take your roots with it. Of course this is my experience and
> others may have a different experience.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "dscherberich"
> To: "Multiple recipients of list AROID-L"
> Sent: Monday, May 13, 2002 3:54 PM
> Subject: Re: totems for climbers
> > Dear Susan,
> > Indeed you are right, climbing aroids are cultivated on coconut fiber
> > covered plastic tubes. They seem to really like it. These are bought
> > here in France (www.sicatec.com) but you probably could find it
> > somewhere in the USA or maybe you could try doing them by yourself ?
> > With best regards,
> > David
> > Susan Cox a *crit :
> > >
> > > Here are some really neat totems, but what are they made of? I've been
> > > looking for a good totem also. These plants and totems are featured at
> > > the Jardin Botanique du Montet (Nancy, France), and are referenced to by
> > > David Scherberich on his personal Ariod page here:
> > > http://dscherberich.free.fr/. I would like to see what medium they
> > > used. Could it be coir fibers?
> > >
> > > Susan Cox
> > --
> > David Scherberich
> > 2 rue Valfeniere
> > 69001 LYON
> > FRANCE
> > Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > http://dscherberich.free.fr/
2 rue Valfeniere
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