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Re: Soil mix!!


One can always add perlite, as long as the species is not sensitive to
fluoride which perlite gives off (it's a problem in greenhouse production
with gladiolas and some palms, but I've not heard of it being a problem in
species in the Araceae family).

This is my first attempt to grow an Amorphophallus, so perhaps someone with
more experience can help.  In the mix I made, I used a very good organic
potting soil and added perlite to it.  It drains very well, without a
perched water table (which is sometimes a problem in potted plants); when
the noncapillary water has drained, the moisture meter reads a little above
midrange between "wet" and "dry."  It maintains this moisture level for two
days (so far; of course, there is probably very little root growth as of
yet).

Anyway, that's my amateur thoughts. If anybody has any feedback, let it fly.

By the way, the University of Hawaii has a wonderful botany/horticulture
website.  Here is the URL to their info on the family Araceae:
http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/faculty/carr/ar.htm

--Celeste

----- Original Message -----
From: "angel morales" <angel151@earthlink.net>
To: "Multiple recipients of list AROID-L" <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Sent: Monday, April 01, 2002 5:09 PM
Subject: Re: Soil mix!!


> So , what do you suggest one do , to lighten the medium up a little: any
> thoughts...angel
> --
> Angel151@earthlink.net
>





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