Re: Potting Mix for Anthuriums?

  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.

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