Rainforest Floor Mix
Rainforest Floor Mix
Rainforest Floor Mix
Rainforest Floor Mix
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Rainforest Floor Mix

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This custom mix provides an excellent growing medium for your plants which make their homes on the floor of the Rainforest - Prayer Plants, Begonias, Creeping Figs, Impatiens, etc. Rich with nutrients and microbes from the earthworm castings, it retains moisture evenly, helping to avoid those dreaded crispy leaves. It is also airy and light, keeping roots well aerated and mitigating the risk of rot. Charcoal is added for natural fungal inhibition. Performs well in the typical home environment (35-60% relative humidity, 18-25°C). Suitable for top and bottom watering.

Ingredients

Coconut Fibre (20%)
Peat Moss (15%)
Earthworm Castings (15%)
Fir Bark (15%)
Pumice (15%)
Perlite (10%)
Charcoal (10%)

Optional Substitutions

All Coconut Fibre
(35% coconut fibre, no peat moss)

While peat moss is an excellent medium for plants that prefer consistently moist soil, it becomes hydrophobic and repels water upon drying out. There are also questions about the sustainability of its harvest. This substitution maintains the ratio of moisture retentive ingredients by replacing all peat moss with coconut fibre.

High Porosity Mycorrhizae Medium
(15% substitution for peat moss)

A peat based medium inoculated with mycorrhizae, a beneficial fungus which promotes root growth, uptake of nutrients, and water retention.


Further customization of this blend is available upon request. For pricing on larger quantities, or for any other questions, please send an email to marissa@mixedmedium.ca