Has anyone been brave enough to try a sangii in s/h? I've lost a tigrinum in s/h so don't want to lose a leg to go with my arm. Got my early b-day gift today from Bloomfields. Looks nice and want it to stay that way
Sure, sure let me be the guinea pig!oke:As I told someone else via email just now...as long as it isn't new PA. Go for it.
I have all my plants in s/h. I don't mess around with plants in different mediums. Too hard to take care of and water that way. I guess I'll just bite the bullet and switch it over. The only expensive paph I've lost in s/h was my tigrinum. My other 150 or so paphs love it. I was hoping to hear that someone else has done it and had success so that I won't sweat it. I still haven't replaced the tigrinum, as I don't know if it was a fluke and am fearful to have another dimp.I have 2 that are doing fine in a CHC mix with added chopped moss.
Still haven't tried the new prime agra so won't argue against it being the work of the deviloke:s/h = the mark of the beast
Some thoughts....NYEric said:Lien Luu said they like a decomposed media. I'd put it in coconut chips and sphagnum, or something equally organic.
I think you are always better off repotting into a media that you are familiar with and know how to grow in. Plants don't need months to adjust to new conditions. They shift gears and adapt to environmental changes almost instantly. That is not to say you will see the results, good or bad, instantly however.Hien said:If you are worrying and agonizing so much over the decision, you should keep it in its original pot & medium. let it adjusts to your condition for a few months.
Just do it! oke:Candace said:I've always thought that too, Lance. I guess I just need to suck it up and do it. Boy am I wishy washy today, or what?
I would disagree with organic or inorganic doesn't really matter. True what matters is the environment around the roots and it is impossible to replicate aspects of organic material with inorganic material. ie types of mycorrhiza that colonize the media, salt, nutrient levels, carbon, aminoacids, warmth released by decaying media. I mean no one knows all the difference. While plants may grow just fine in inorganic medium I don't believe it can be made the same.gonewild said:Some thoughts....
I don't think organic or inorganic media really matters. What matters is the environment around the roots.
Liking decomposed media might indicate they do better with their roots kept more moist than normal and also with less air around the roots.
When growing in Leca (or s/h) this could be emulated by top dressing the media with a finer material to decrease the exposure to the atmosphere. This could be done with sphag moss or oyster shell?
It may also indicate they require higher nutrient levels than others. As the media decomposes it does provide more available nutrients for the plant, both by releasing minerals during decomposition and also by an increase of cation exchange.
The regular fertilizer applications of leca culture (s/h or hydroponic) would provide for this as well.
True, it is difficult to know what is going on within organic media. But that is all the more reason to use an inorganic media where you can know what is going on.paphioland said:I would disagree with organic or inorganic doesn't really matter. True what matters is the environment around the roots and it is impossible to replicate aspects of organic material with inorganic material. ie types of mycorrhiza that colonize the media, salt, nutrient levels, carbon, aminoacids, warmth released by decaying media. I mean no one knows all the difference. While plants may grow just fine in inorganic medium I don't believe it can be made the same.