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Hannah10
Jun 8, 2020 10:04 AM CST
Hi guys!
I have a few questions for you all. 😊
I am looking at making my own potting mix for my indoor plants.
Main reason being because I have a few new rare beauty's that require certain mix's etc.

I have a lovely new caladium and syngonium wendlandii.. they are in seperate pots and I think I should re pot them as they both look a little root bound (A few roots coming out of the bottom) and before we get the cold weather? (I AM IN PERTH AUSTRALIA ) I am only going up one size so won't require much soil just a little to fill in.

I usually use baileys Premium potting mix with a mixture of brunnings peat moss and perlite in my potted plants inside and out.
However I want the best for my plants haha.

I need a well draining, airy, and holds moistre?
I have done a little research on caladiums and they apparently like acidic soil?
Syngonium's like rich well draining mix.

I have bags of, peat moss, charcoal, Sphagnum moss, co coir peat block and a bag of Osmocote orchid mix.
I feel I have the right mixes but not the nutrients the plants require?

Any advice and tips are much appreciated 😊

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Name: Will Creed
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WillC
Jun 8, 2020 10:12 AM CST
What is wrong with the potting medium they are now in? Are your plants ailing?
Will Creed
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Perth wa
Hannah10
Jun 8, 2020 10:53 AM CST
I need to re pot them.
They are in very small pots. I will need to add more potting mix so I want to make sure I'm using the correct mix 😊
Name: Will Creed
NYC
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WillC
Jun 8, 2020 12:30 PM CST
I caution you about up-potting unnecessarily. In general, plants grow best when kept moderately potbound.

When you repot, be sure to keep the original rootballs intact and the roots and soil undisturbed.

There is no perfect or correct potting mix for your plants. A soilless, peat-based potting mix with added perlite will be sufficiently porous. You can add a very small amount of timed released fertilizer pellets or simply add fertilizer at half strength to the water once per month. Plant use nutrients in very minute quantities and are rarely the key to a plant's growing successfully.
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
www.HorticulturalHelp.com
Contact me directly at [email protected]
I now have a book available on indoor plant care

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