S/H in oyama planters?
I was wondering if any S/H hoya growers used oyama planters?
I'm constantly struggling with eriostemas; 2-3 times a year need to restart from cutting, and they newer get big enough to bloom. :(
This spring planted all rooted cuttings in hydroton, in not glazed clay with cache pot holding water. Watering once a week, with some water standing in cache pot (1in), so they would be semi dry before next watering. They did good until root bound, then I guess, feeder roots got too dry. Had to crack pots to get them out to pot up, as all small roots attached to the clay, but it was to late. Plants are dehydrated and stems are yellowing at the "soil" level. Will be cutting them up again this weekend and starting over, for the last time. If they decline again, it's time for a compost pile. I tried, clear plastic containers with drilled holes before, but got tons of green algae growing, thus switched to clay.
Now while looking for african violets pots found oyamas, and was wondering if these would be better solution.
Any suggestions will be appreciated! :)
PS. Is there any way to recycle hydroton? It's harder to find it, so I would like to reuse! Clorox soaking helps a little, but there are pieces of the roots left attached to it.