I have 7 plants right now, and am expecting more. I want to know the best media for them. I ask because I know that several members have had success with this plant, and I live in an IDEAL location (Mediterranean climate and everything) to grow it. SO, I'm going to try.
I've been using basically 1.2 parts peat : 1 part perlite : .9 parts vermiculite : .8 parts lava rock : .9 parts silica sand....or just think of it as 1 : 1:1:1:1 with a little more peat.
I recently learned that decomposed granite made a promising medium. I have a friend who has a slope of the stuff. Pure decomposing granite. It is not fertile, that's for sure. I'm wondering if I should use the stuff for future seedlings, and in what proportions.
I hope to have success with this species, and this is one plant I have a place to grow (and just enough water to grow it with)
Also, what do you guys do when it rains?