John in Andalucia Posted June 19, 2018 Report Share Posted June 19, 2018 I've finally succumbed and bought myself a Malayan Red Dwarf variety, very reasonably priced on eBay at $36 inc. shipping! It appears the seller shaved both sides of the nut to fit it in the shipping box, although I imagine that making the sides more porous by doing so, expedites the emergence of roots? I can see roots starting to poke through on both sides already. My mix as follows (roughly in equal parts): Seramis / 2 - 7 mm pine propagating mulch / Coir I'm using rainwater in my mix. This is in keeping with my 'grow box' seedling cultivation, whereby I've been using only steam evaporated distilled water; too expensive for a coconut, so rainwater seems like the next best thing. The plastic planter has a 23 cm (9") deep removable liner. For now, the rest of the planter is packed with bubble wrap, and placed between that and the underside of the liner is a 4w reptile heat mat. So for now, as they say...'watch this space!' 2 6 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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