Post by Rainforest Carnivores on Nov 16, 2005 14:56:33 GMT 7
Regarding the coco chips, I have used all grades even the coarse size. They look good for a while, then form a solid mass of sponge-media that simply holds too much water. N. lowii likes it drier with more water in the air than in the root mass. I have lost my N. lowii G. Mulu to over wet conditions due to LFS and also coco bark. By gritty, I mean more porous. use granite sand, pumice, even sharp river sand. I also like some peat moss in the form of grounded or coarse peatmoss. I even have introduced some live moss for moisture retrntion in this loose media. I fertilize and water frequently so the excess must run out. No burns from salts in coco, just too much disease problems due to using it. Ever see a disorder where the stem starts to tun brown from the soil upwards, leaving all leaves that it approaches to also die and turn brown??? I never encounter this problem in my porous mix, but always get it in LFS and coco medias one way or eventually they'll all get it.
Tell me you like this media AFTER this problem arises, and then perhaps you'll see what I mean!
Well, since lowii was mentioned i have one taken in Mt.Kinabalu Park. It was planted in a pot, within a guarded enclosure. It looked a hybrid but what is it. Someone here may be able to compare with one that you grow.
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