Lets make a Tree Fern Fibre, Aroid Blend!

Lets make a Tree Fern Fibre, Aroid Blend!

Tree Fern Fibre [also known as Xaxim] has been a reliable and highly effective medium for aroid lovers across the world. And boy, trust us when we say it’s a game changer. Now that we have this fantastic component as a part of our dirty range, lets delve a little further and talk about how amazing Tree Fern Fibre is within an aroid mix!

We always encourage our customers to experiment and get to know their mediums a little more, but sometimes it can be daunting not knowing where to start. Especially since this a costly component - you don’t want to feel like you’ve wasted it. So, let’s give you a head start and some ratios to work from.

Breakdown and Benefits:

  • Tree Fern Fiber: Provides excellent aeration and helps maintain moisture levels without becoming waterlogged.
  • Fine Bark: Adds structure to the mix, improving drainage and aeration, which prevents root rot.
  • Fine Zeolite: Enhances drainage and retains nutrients, releasing them slowly to the plants.
  • Worm Castings: Acts as a natural fertiliser, supplying essential nutrients and beneficial microbes to promote healthy growth.
  • Coco Coir: Retains moisture well and provides a lightweight medium for roots to grow through, also offering good drainage.
  • Lava Rock: Provides excellent aeration and drainage, helping to prevent water stagnation and root rot.
  • Activated Charcoal: Helps to absorb impurities and toxins, keeping the soil mix clean and reducing the risk of root diseases.

Mixing Instructions:

  1. Measure each component by volume.
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a large container or on a clean surface.
  3. Mix thoroughly until the components are evenly distributed.

This mix provides a well-balanced growing medium for aroids, promoting healthy root growth and overall plant vitality. Adjustments can of course be played around with, depending on the plant, your care and environmental conditions.

We hope this gives you the confidence for you to get down and dirty with Xaxim and we’re confident that your aroids will thank you for introducing them to their new bestie medium!

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