5-1-1 mix

starflowersSeptember 29, 2010

Could someone please post the formula for the 5-1-1 mix please. I am new to this forum and have so enjoyed all the messages. I have many fragrant indoor plants and so appreciate the info that has been posted. I have 4 different sambac jasmine varieties, 3 different brunfelsia varieties and a large variety of hoyas. Thanks so much for your time

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I too am very interested in the mix. A little forum search returns the formula:

- 5 part mini pine bark nuggets
- 1 part perlite
- 1 part peat moss

From online research I see people comparing 5:1:1 mix with "Pro-Mix" (commercially available, premixed by the vender).

I am also curious why people find 5:1:1 mix effective. My guess is that this mix offers a high ratio of air gaps, ideal for aeration and drainage. But the above materials seems to be extremely nutrition poor, so the grower has to fertilize well for the plant to thrive.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2010 at 3:32PM
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musaboru(Inland Calif.)

Daniel, from what I've read, I gather they fertilize (in dilution) more often than normal and the pine bark is what holds all the nutrients from the fertilizing.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2010 at 5:35PM
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