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Re: totems for climbers

  • Subject: Re: totems for climbers
  • From: Neil Carroll <zzamia@hargray.com>
  • Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 13:27:50 -0500 (CDT)

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" <dscherberich@wanadoo.fr>
To: "Multiple recipients of list AROID-L" <aroid-l@mobot.org>
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
> Email: dscherberich@wanadoo.fr
> http://dscherberich.free.fr/

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