I bought two beautiful plants from ********** 2 months ago....1 was a prepotted green dragon and the other was barefoot green dragon.....the potted plant I placed in a sunny windowsill and is doing very well.....the bareroot did fine for 2 weeks then slowly declined then seemed to go dormant....it also looked burned....
I could not figure it out for the life of me....what have I done to this poor plant.....the light, water, and position were almost identical.....then it hit me...playsand...I had made a 50/50 mix of playsand to peat....and my local water is hard.....so I got some Sanivac(10% phosphoric acid cleaning solution used on lime deposits) and tested a small pinch of sand....it practically exploded....my playsand was contaminated! IT WAS FULL OF NASTY DISSOLVED minerals! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img]
How could I be so foolish...how could I make a stupid error like that! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img] AGGGGRRRH!
So stick with nice safe perlite or test a small smaple of your sand before you use it......otherwise you to might see your pride and joy slowly start to wither and die for no apparent reason...... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/ghostface.gif[/img]