RE: Coconut husks
From: email@example.com on behalf of Dewey Fisk
Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 1997 1:43 PM
Subject: Re: Coconut husks
> Re. Anthurium media and coconut husks.
> Coconut husks are an excellent media to grow most Anthurium's
>>I agree that coconut husks are a good medium... However, watch out for
excessive water retention. Unless you have a lot of chard or someother
type of draining material in the bottom... You will get a lot of rot...
So, be careful of the water when using coconut husks.
Dewey E. Fisk, Plant Nut
THE PHILODENDRON PHREAQUE
Your Source for Tropical Araceae<<
Dewey is correct,they DO retain water, and I should have explained that we
grew Anthuriums in beds on the ground, not in pots, and that the sections of
husk (1/3 of a coconut) were placed around the base of each plant as they grew
taller. The water retention was a bonus under THESE conditions, where the air
movement dried things out in a HURRY, and hand watering daily if it did`nt
rain was the norm.
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