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Thread: Worth it getting a Terrarium for pings?

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    If you're top watering to and inch level then you're not top watering, you're using the tray method with the added risk of flooding the top ( and leaves) of the pot.

    If you want an inch of water at the base just use the tray method.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredg View Post
    If you're top watering to and inch level then you're not top watering, you're using the tray method with the added risk of flooding the top ( and leaves) of the pot.

    If you want an inch of water at the base just use the tray method.
    Oh I see, With Top Watering your just saying Top Water until the soil looks moist enough, but not actually keeping a "specific" amount in the tray. Gotcha....
    That seems actually "safer" to me (Less risk of rot) although with 100% mineral based media i'd wonder how easy it would be to tell how moist it should be (Since it would drain VERY well).

    Sidenote: I looked at ur media's Fredg, mine me asking what media you are using for pings. It looks quite varied.
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    Bonjour

    I use this tray method ,for several years now without any particular problem, but only every 15 days, in fact, I just need substrate is always moist, not soggy like temperate.

    for the substrate to the least of peat (which holds enormously water), use a mineral substrate that provides good capillarity to the roots

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    I ended up just going with 100% MVP Turface, and im going to top water when it looks about dry. I figure this will prevent crown rot. Hopefully this substrate is as good as people say! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercfh View Post
    I ended up just going with 100% MVP Turface, and im going to top water when it looks about dry. I figure this will prevent crown rot. Hopefully this substrate is as good as people say! lol
    I know the feeling...but honestly, you shouldn't worry so much about crown-rot. It's not that common. You have to be doing something REALLY wrong to have a plant succumb to something like that. You're going to be fine.

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