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Sven_chinotto

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Re: Container soil mix.
« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2018, 08:37:42 AM »
The clayballs I use are labelled as 'Hydrograins'. They should also be baked.
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Re: Container soil mix.
« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2018, 08:49:16 AM »
My local Hydroponic store has these clay balls, are round and large. Their use is for hydroponic growing. It is not cheap, but worth trying, I have been eyeballing these big bags for a while. I have too many big containers.

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Re: Container soil mix.
« Reply #27 on: October 10, 2018, 08:52:40 AM »
My local Hydroponic store has these clay balls, are round and large. Their use is for hydroponic growing. It is not cheap, but worth trying, I have been eyeballing these big bags for a while. I have too many big containers.

I think we are talking about a different type of clayballs then. The ones I'm talking about are super cheap and aren't used that much anymore. They were used like 20 to 30 years ago for whatever reason with plants but now only for special needs.
I wonder if they are equal to seramis...
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Re: Container soil mix.
« Reply #28 on: October 10, 2018, 08:58:33 AM »
I don't use any Perlite at all, just the Miracle Grow garden soil & the Turface. I have a bunch of Lytocaryum hoehnei's that I got last November as small plants in the 4" x 4" tiny pots. I put them in this mix in 5 gal containers & the roots have completely filled the container & are coming out the drainage holes. The plants had one semi pinnate leaf when the arrived here & are now nice healthy palms. I'll get a photo if it stops raining, we are about to have another tropical storm com through in the next day or two & are already getting the outer bands.  :-\

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Re: Container soil mix.
« Reply #29 on: October 10, 2018, 09:00:53 AM »
I use the clay balls some times as well. They are mostly used in hydroponics.


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Re: Container soil mix.
« Reply #30 on: October 10, 2018, 09:10:59 AM »
Just mailed the seramis company to check what the difference is between seramis and regular clay hydriballs. From the website, I can't see any difference.
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Re: Container soil mix.
« Reply #31 on: October 10, 2018, 09:23:17 AM »
Seramis is small chips of clay.

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Re: Container soil mix.
« Reply #32 on: October 10, 2018, 09:29:59 AM »
This is my original mix for the palms.


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Re: Container soil mix.
« Reply #33 on: October 10, 2018, 03:44:07 PM »
Here is my citrus mix with montmorillonite clay, it looks like perlite and it shrinks when it gets dry.


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Re: Container soil mix.
« Reply #34 on: October 10, 2018, 04:42:40 PM »
So I got a reply from the seramis (pokon) company...

Hydrograins/balls you generally put at the bottom of the container.
Hydrograins/balls are suitable for in- and outdoor whilst Seramis is for indoor containers.
With Seramis you measure the humidity of the soil with a meter whilst for hydrograins/balls this is not needed.

These are the main differences they gave me.

PS: sorry I am polluting this topic with Seramis info.
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Re: Container soil mix.
« Reply #35 on: October 11, 2018, 01:37:59 PM »
These Lyto's were pretty much strap leaf last November when I got them. Now they have completely filled the 5 gal containers and full pinnate. Love this mix.




 

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