Medinilla Information – Tips On Care Of Medinilla Plants
The first thing to do when growing plants is to choose the right kind of soil. You need a good mix of organic matter, humus (soil), sand and peat moss. These are all necessary elements for the growth of your medinilla plants. Humus helps with nutrient absorption, while peat moss keeps moisture in the soil and prevents erosion.
Sand helps prevent root rot, while peat moss acts as a filter between the air and the water. Organic matter such as leaves, flowers or roots will not work well if they are too dry.
When choosing a potting mixture, it is best to use one that contains some peat moss and sand. If you have no choice but to use peat moss then make sure it’s not too wet! Too much water can cause root rot. Peat moss is very porous so it absorbs water easily.
It is also a good way to keep humidity levels high.
Another consideration when selecting a potting mixture is the type of media used. Some pots contain clay, which can cause problems for your medinilla plants if you don’t provide enough drainage holes around them. Other types of media include perlite, vermiculite and volcanic rock.
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