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Old 11-27-2008, 03:05 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I've read just about every possible source of information out there and there are many opinions on some requirements, but high humidity seems to be one thing it needs so mine is in the greenhouse. I gave it too much direct sun in the greenhouse during a hot spell this summer and it got fried. Now it is getting new leaves and has maybe a hundred buds on it. I'm watching carefully to avoid killing it! Many sources claim that it requires excellent drainage but I know someone with a nursery in Hawaii who accidentally (defective pot had no drain hole) saturated his plant for quite a while. The plant was literally standing in water and still did fine. He experimented some and intentionally grew several plants in standing water and reported they did fine. Not that this is ideal, but it doesn't seem that excellent drainage is a requirement. I've heard some very low pH numbers like 5.5 down to 4.5. Reminds me, I need to re-check mine.

One thing that blew my mind was trying pomegranate juice after having a miracle fruit. Disgustingly sweet!!!
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