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Bittersweet vine

Post  rockm on Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:02 pm

Anyone worked with asian bittersweet vine? I collected this one over the weekend. Was wondering what soil to use. Nick Lenz suggests a 50 percent fine organic soil...


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Re: Bittersweet vine

Post  Ryan B on Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:30 am

I use pretty close to my standard deciduous mix for Celastrus and Ampelopsis, and it's work pretty well for me. 2 parts Akadama to one part Aoki blend with a little charcoal thrown in.
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Re: Bittersweet vine

Post  rockm on Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:56 pm

Thanks Ryan. I've moved this one into a better draining turface-based mix. The soil I orginally used was far too dense, I think.

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Re: Bittersweet vine

Post  Ryan B on Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:09 pm

Yep, nothing wrong with Nick's recommendations per se, but those are some pretty old school substrates. The art and horticulture of collecting has come a long way since!! Need we mention pumice!
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