If your careful there shouldn't be any negative effects. *And if there is a problem with the roots in the current mix then changing it could make a big difference. *Everyones conditions are and cultural practices are different. *The most important aspect is adjusting a mix that works best for you.Originally Posted by [b
Ok, maybe I should confirm first, the red stuff on the leaf...they are fungus and not burns? I always thought they were caused by plant adjusting to light levels!
And to treat this, the only way is fungicide? Must this be diluted more than usual too?[/quote]
The red spotting/splotchy look is not burns or light adjustment.
Potting mix should be WELL drained and airy, but yet hold sufficient water. *The problem is the potting *mix needs to balance with all the other cultural practices. *How often you water, how much you water, air movement, temperature etc etc etc. *The mix should hold moisture for at least a few days but yet it shouldn't be waterlogged after watering. *Personally I would skip the peat and maybe even the coco peat. *I would go with a LFS/perlite/charcoal mix at 1:1:1 with maybe a handful of the coco peat. *The thing is you need to try different blends out and see how they do. *THEN you need to make adjustments based on how it performs and the plants grow in your care. *It takes time and a fair bit of experimenting and observing and tinkering to come up with a mix that will do well as a general mix. *After that then you will learn how to adjust for some plants that like a bit more moisture or better draining mix or larger plants in big 2+gallon pots etc...Originally Posted by [b
There appears to be a fair bit of moss and moisture holding material on the surface of your mix which leads me to believe it is holding too much moisture for your current cultural conditions. *So you can either make adjustments to the mix, make adjustments to how much and often you water OR make adjustments to both.
New plants should start to settle in and begin to show healthy new growth within a couple weeks. *If they are not doing that then something is wrong and changes need to be made. *Better to make changes than keep them in their current situation which is obviously not working and won't suddenly do so by waiting longer.Originally Posted by [b