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I am not a scientist, but I have been undertaking my own self funded research for 20years. I knew that in a complex arrangement with soil bacteria, legumes added nitrogen to the soil, and that the a field is left fallow, the fertility improves, thanks to the work of weeds! I was determined to discover the role of individual plants. My discoveries are ignored ...


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The difference when it comes to use for succulent plants comes down to a few things. Pumice is rock. Perlite is expanded volcanic glass. They both can hold water but in very different way. Perlite can absorb water as long as it's in contact with something wet. In other words, it looses water as soon as the soil is dry. Pumice has pores that collect ...


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If you will be living In the same space as the pots then use pumice. Perlite is 'glass popcorn', its benefits are noticeable in industrial scale agriculture. In residential settings it is advised not to use perlite especially if you are living in the same room , as it difficult to contain and may get crushed when movingthe pots moving around or more likely ...


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Soil mixes for succulents are only part of the picture when discussing successful propagation and growth of succulents. Pot size and construction, drainage, local weather (if you live in a humid area you'll need a more open mix than someplace with heat and low humidity which wants to retain more moisture. The actual constituents of the mix need to be ...


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I suspect what you are seeing in the first picture is a topdressing. Not the actual soil it is planted in. The second could also be a top dressing, but some people do plant some succulents in pure pumice or scoria (lava rock). This will depends on the succulent. The average succulent will not be happy in pure pumice. It will need more water and ...


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I prefer pumice and something called TurfaceMVP (calcined clay) in my potting media. Perlite floats and clings around the base of the plant after watering. it also breaks down faster than the other two. There is also a product you can get from NAPA auto parts stores called NAPA 8822. It's a calcined clay oil absorbent. I used Turface because it's ...


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