elaineo wrote: ↑Fri Aug 11, 2023 2:55 am
@Lain, can you share your sulfur application method with me too? Also, I am curious whether you grow your tropical pings outdoors or inside. Mine always seem to chug along for about a year, then become tired of living.
Sorry I'm late in replying! For larger patches of mold away from pings I take fine aquarium tweezers and just drop small amounts of sulfur directly on the mold in dry form then I take a syringe with a 23ga needle and drip some distilled water directly on it to dissolve it in. If it's a tiny spot by the pings then I mix it into liquid form and use same type of syringe and drip it directly onto the mold. If you want to know the other experimental stuff I use just pm me anytime.
I grow my tropical pings indoors. Took me a while to figure out what conditions they liked around here. Still have some losses I can't for the life of me grow kondoi and laueana x emarginata for some reason. I have them in a room with little to no natural air flow so I use this
for some airflow. Room temperature fluctuates between 65 degrees to 89 degrees depending on the season. 63% to 80% humidity They are placed on racks with 2 4k led shoplights hanging above spacing between top of pots and lights is a little under 12". I don't do tray watering I use fine tip squeeze bottle to top water around the pings every 2-5 days.
They don't go through consistent succulent phase. They all go at random times some have yet to experience it and some have been in succulent phase for over 6 months.
As for potting they are all in 3 inch pots with their own liners on top of a boot tray so they don't fall through the rack or off the edge. I line the bottom of all pots with sphagnum moss. They are all in different types of media at the moment depending on what I had when they arrived. Let's see.. mix one has 30% pumice, 30% perlite, 25% sand, 15% peat. Mix two has 70% perlite, 10% sand, 10% pumice, 10% peat. Mix three has 45% perlite, 45% turface, 10% peat. Planning on trying full mineral mixes soon. Oh and I sterilize the peat prior to using it.
Probably more info than you ever wanted to know, haha. I'll send you some pings as soon as I figure out how to get some consistent strikes.