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Old 04-30-2020, 04:02 PM
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i buy the normal sized hydroton in 40l bags and i run some through a sieve i made with 1/2" construction cloth to remove the real little guys ( i like to use them for smaller rooted species) then i throw them back in the bag so it is normal sized with less than the normal mix in of the small ones.

I was told, and it makes sense, that the little ones wick better bc they touch more and so on plants where i cant get the water to wick up the vase i will add more little guys.





About the plants, if you look you can see the sequence of the leaves and how it was large, then tiny, then okay and now hopefully back on track, it was in the exact same shape as yours and i cut it and did this...i MAY have dipped the cut end in clonex (rooting compound) but i do not remember and then i fed it with water with slightly more kelpmax than i normally do for feeding but at every watering

this is the one in with the phal now in the pic
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Iím not DC but I use 8mm Hydro Crunch. Hydroton
is supposed to also be good, but Iíve never used it.
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i have a friend who runs a hydro shop and SOME things i can get at cost!!!!!!

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I picked up some cuttings of this about 6 months ago, I have them planted in 2 different mediums, straight soil with some perlite and some succulent mix with perlite.
They are growing, I believe I was giving them way too much light so they are half red and green after backing off. I keep them pretty well watered. Soil is damp, try not to dry them out.
For all I know I am just getting lucky with what I'm doing and they are growing in spite of me, hoping they perk up with warmer weather and less light.
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