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Old 04-23-2023, 11:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Beautiful pups. Do you put them under shade cloth to establish and grow on?
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Sometimes but not always, it's really based on which substrate was used.
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That's a great looking plant, do you use bottom heat initially to encourage root growth?
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Once the ambient temperature get to 22 that's enough to stimulate root growth but maximum soil moisture and aeration is what makes these plants grow fast.

The most common mistake I see people make is they try to regulate soil aeration with the use of water. If an error is made it usually leads to root and or rhizome rot.

I take a very different approach, I start with more soil aeration than is necessary and just keep maximizing the soil moisture. If an error is made it will be because I forgot to add water and that will only lead to slower growth.

If there is enough air there can never be too much water as long as the ambient temperature is adequate.
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Once the ambient temperature get to 22 that's enough to stimulate root growth but maximum soil moisture and aeration is what makes these plants grow fast.

The most common mistake I see people make is they try to regulate soil aeration with the use of water. If an error is made it usually leads to root and or rhizome rot.

I take a very different approach, I start with more soil aeration than is necessary and just keep maximizing the soil moisture. If an error is made it will be because I forgot to add water and that will only lead to slower growth.

If there is enough air there can never be too much water as long as the ambient temperature is adequate.
Have you used Turface (calcined baked clay) in your mixes? I just drove round trip 250 miles to buy some of this to try in my soil mixes. Sounds like it may work well based on your suggestion for a very well drained mix. I bought it to try on tender bananas that rot easily. I intend to use it on my NoNo and Siam Ruby and on other variegated and harder to keep alive bananas, as I am able to collect them.

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Those pups look great! Are they Florida or AEAE? I’m still working on telling the difference between the two. Just when I think I’ve got them figured out, I learn something new haha. Are you selling these?
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Every year I make them available but how many I sell just depends if members are successful or not. It's not enjoyable for me if members fail and I don't want to waste my time shipping substrate or writing the same posts time after time. Members need to be successful and then help the next group be successful.
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No. I've been using CCS (clean coarse sand) since the 1960's, it works great, lasts forever, and it's free. If I was to buy a substrate I would buy horticultural sand which is exactly the same thing, just not free
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That one and this VDPA was shipped to mchris752 yesterday.

mchris752, the VDPA was sent with all it's roots so depending on where you plant it some or most of the roots may need to be pruned.

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mchris752, the VDPA was sent with all it's roots so depending on where you plant it some or most of the roots may need to be pruned.

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The AeAe I got from Rene didn't make it thru the winter. I would like to get a couple of pups from you. Dan
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