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Thread: Is this a good pot for my Pings?

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    Don't worry about the pot. Once the pot has gone through the second (glaze) firing, and is no longer terracotta, it cannot absorb or release water or minerals. If it has any glaze on it, it's fine. And yes, Mexican pings are more tolerant of hard water, so terracotta may still work for them too.
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    That bonsai pot shouldn't cause any harm to your mexi-pings.

    I sometimes will add akadama clay to my pings, when I think of it or if I have some readily available.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akadama



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    So what i'm hearing here is that terracotta pots are generally a no-no for cps? glad i read this thread, i probably would have used them eventually otherwise! and that bonsai pot is really pretty.

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    I heard clay was bad for them that's why I had to ask. Also thanks! My friend was going to throw it away! Can you believe that? Thankfully, they asked if I wanted it first! *phew!*

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    Terracotta can be a good choice for some Mexican pings, and is the preferred choice for Drosophyllum, but for those CP's who love lots of water, it's a bad idea.
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