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Old 06-19-2007, 04:22 PM
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stones are fine. you could use polystyrene, or anything that wont break down easily and allows quick drainage of water at the bottom of your pot.

Soak the bark for a good few hours at least, im not sure it will kill tiny bugs living on it (if there are any) but i good soak gets the water into the bark, where it can be retained and slowly released. Failure to soak bark properly causes it to dry out very quickly. you must also never let the bark dry out completely as this happen here also.

Cutting back less happy roots is a good way to stimulate growth of new roots. after repotting, skip a watering or two, as long as the bark stays moist, this helps to stimulate the plant to grow new roots into the fresh medium.
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