What is this succulent media?

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What is this succulent media?

by Sakaaaaa » Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:49 am

Hello all plant people.
What is the name of this succulent media? People here know it as "pasir Malang", which translates to "Malang sand", which is not very helpful. So what is the name of this media, and can it be used for sowing/germinating lithops seeds (I really want to order)?
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Re: What is this succulent media?

by Hungry Plants » Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:45 am

looks like black lava rock to me.

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Re: What is this succulent media?

by Raistlarn » Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:58 am

Sakaaaaa wrote:Hello all plant people.
What is the name of this succulent media? People here know it as "pasir Malang", which translates to "Malang sand", which is not very helpful. So what is the name of this media, and can it be used for sowing/germinating lithops seeds (I really want to order)?
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Got it free from a succulent nursery haha. They use it for all of their cacti/succulents.
Looks like pumice to me.

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Re: What is this succulent media?

by riveraXVX » Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:26 am

I got curious to look around and see if I could find an answer online and ended up at:

"Malang sand (any sand taken from volcanos)."

so pumice/lava rock does sound correct/looks appropriate .

I noted references to different sizes in regards to bonsai users using it in mixes, as well as popularity in aquascaping which would make sense too!

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Re: What is this succulent media?

by Sakaaaaa » Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:09 pm

Yes, it's popular with aquascaping. So can I sow and germinate and grow lithops in it?
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Re: What is this succulent media?

by Fly Trap Hunter » Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:19 pm

Raistlarn wrote:
Sakaaaaa wrote:Hello all plant people.
What is the name of this succulent media? People here know it as "pasir Malang", which translates to "Malang sand", which is not very helpful. So what is the name of this media, and can it be used for sowing/germinating lithops seeds (I really want to order)?
Image
Mind the goat's poop fertilizer.
Got it free from a succulent nursery haha. They use it for all of their cacti/succulents.
Looks like pumice to me.

looked like volcanic rock to me but it could have been burnt coal. lol

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Re: What is this succulent media?

by Bluemoon » Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:22 pm

Looks like lava rock, but could be pumice. Regardless, they are both fast-draining mixes that can be used as additives for many CPs or for succulents.


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