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Rickybobby

Crushed coral/sand from fish store

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Rickybobby

I have posted before about making soil for my potted coconut. My sandy soil here isn’t the same as ocean beach sand. I wonder if buying bagged crushed coral aquarium sand would work well for my potted coconut ? I have some germinating coconuts right now that will eventually need some soil as well. 

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Umbrae

Where is here?

 How long are You keeping it in a container? 

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Rickybobby

Ontario Canada and forever 

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Umbrae

You can mix a little of the bagged play sand, probably cheaper than aquarium stuff.

I grow a lot in containers and i use 8 bags (2cubic feet each) of pine bark mulch, which is soil conditioner not nuggets. One 3.8 cubic foot bale  of berger  peat moss and half a bag of perlite  (4 cubic foot per bag)  as potting mix 

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Brad Mondel

Its cheaper at ace which is used for chicken grit. 

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Zeeth

Don't use that stuff in pots. I had the same idea a few years ago for some Coccothrinax I was growing and I had to throw the whole thing away because it didn't drain. It's too fine grit. 

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Umbrae

Perlite... no need to reinvent the wheel

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Laaz

Turface blows away perlite & has a PH of about 5.

 

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