Tropica 1-2 grow

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by Martin Osmond, 26 Apr 2013.

  1. Martin Osmond

    Martin Osmond Member

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    Hi guys, i'm going to be ordering some plants in the next couple of days but i am slightly wary of receiving them through the post. Almost all of the plants i want to use are available in the Tropica 1-2 range so i am going to be using these almost exclusively. Due to the nature of these plants are they better suited to being sent out mail order than normal potted plants? Also how quickly do these need to be planted to get the best results?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Steve Smith

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    I have very little experience with 1-2 grow, but everything I've heard suggests they can keep for a long time. I have some 1-2 grow weeping moss at home which is sat on a shelf (admittedly with a lamp over it and some other plants) and has been fine for over a week. It was mailed to me and sat in the dark for several days too.
     
  3. Martin Osmond

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    Thanks Steve, that's just what i wanted to hear!
     
  4. Tony Swinney

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    Hi Martin, you'll be fine with the 1-2 grow stuff. I planted some 1-2grow eleocharis sp mini yesterday that I've had in their pots on the windowsill for 4 weeks !

    Tony
     
  5. Martin Osmond

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    Thanks, so if they arrive and i'm unable to plant them that day they will be fine for a while, just keep them in there pots?
    Also any one able to advise me roughly how much you get in each pot. How much of a spread would you get out of one pot of eleocharis sp.mini? And how may stems of a pot of amania bonsai or similar?

    Cheers
     
  6. Steve Smith

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    Exactly :)
     
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  8. The Doctor's Companion

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    Hi Martin.
    They'll do fine for a few days. Some types can be kept for weeks in the pot, while others take less kindly to being stored.
    Here's a pic of Ammania in it's container. The amount of content is pretty stable, so expect your pot to look similar.
    tumblr_mlv22x9ffO1s8585io1_500.jpg
    And here's a guide to Eleocharis sp mini.

    What you have to keep in mind with 1-2-grow is that it's very small plants. They'll need a bit of ferts in the start up, because they'll go hungry very fast!
    Also I can't stress enough how important it is to wash off all the `goo´ before planting as it is designed to release nutrients over time and will mess up your water balance.
     

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  9. Steve Smith

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    Straight from the source! Can't get much better info than that Martin! :)
     
  10. Martin Osmond

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    Superb! Thanks for all your help guys.
     
  11. The Doctor's Companion

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    Keep in mind that my above comment only applies to your 1-2-grow...
    The other plants will have been through a rough journey and will probably need some loving care! No plants likes being packed in a dark box :)
     
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