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    Yes, I believe this is the common type marketed to aquarium enthusiasts: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...fm?pcatid=4876

    It's high quality stuff; the same type used by Andy Smith and Mark Rouse in the UK on their rajah and attenboroughiis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mato View Post
    Yes, I believe this is the common type marketed to aquarium enthusiasts: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...fm?pcatid=4876

    It's high quality stuff; the same type used by Andy Smith and Mark Rouse in the UK on their rajah and attenboroughiis.
    Thanks for that useful info. That link was precisely what I found when I did a search for Laterite! I have a wee rajah that is in the same (live) Sphagnum it was in when shipped to me 20 months ago, and is doing nicely, but is a painfully slow grower. (Mind you, in the past four months it has doubled in size with monthly applications of MaxSea, or so that seems to be the cause) If I ought to be growing it in something other than pure Sphagnum, I will make that change promptly.

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    I should also mention that I decided to repot my macrophylla and villosa into the same mix, with smaller portions of laterite. That's more of an experiment to abate my curiosity, since I haven't read about anyone trying it. I'll let you guys know how they fair.

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    Thanks for the info, mato. I'll have to try repotting the rajah and attenboroughii seedlings in a new mix that includes laterite. My rajah is SOOOO slow - even the villosa grows faster.

    If you have about 50% laterite, what makes up the rest of the mix?

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    Mostly perlite, sphagnum, and peat; I may have added a bit of orchid bark, too. It's worth noting that the laterite makes it quite heavy.

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    very nice plants Don! always looking forward to your updates.
    " You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." -Inigo Montoya
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    Quote Originally Posted by mato View Post
    It's worth noting that the laterite makes it quite heavy.
    Read: less than ideal for hanging baskets! ;-)

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    My concern is if laterite breaks down quickly and turns to mud. Will that have any adverse effects on plants? Will that much laterite cause compaction and possible anoxic conditions?

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    very nice plants Don! always looking forward to your updates.
    Thanks, amph! I'm doing the best I can with the iPhone.
    Last edited by DonH; 03-17-2013 at 03:47 PM.

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