Soil help pls....

Erwin

New Member
Hey peeps, ive just bought a scheflera plant and was wondering if i can just clean the plant but dont repot it with organic soil as they stink like hell. But i'll put river rock on top of the current soil that the plant is in. Is this safe for my cham??
 

bbprinting

New Member
Yes you can just clean off the plant and place enough river rocks that are big enough to never fit in their mouth. The only other problem that you may run into is when it drains out the bottom some of the fertilizer could come out.
 

Erwin

New Member
Thanks bbprinting, nt to worry i got the bottonm of the pot taken care of. I got a plate below it.
 

Decadancin

Moderatoris Americanus
Staff member
Aside from the fertilizer that may present a problem, you could have some bugs (or eggs) in the soil that could present a bigger problem. Also, it doesn't have to be organic soil, but try not to use any that have vermiculite or styrofoam added for drainage. You will most likely want to add some sand to whatever soil you use because with the amount of water we use for our chams the plant needs lots of drainage.
 

Erwin

New Member
Hmmmm ok. Maybe what i'll do is repot everything, put a layer of organic soil follow by a layer of sand and den river rocks. Maybe this would block the smell. Good idea??
 

Decadancin

Moderatoris Americanus
Staff member
I'd mix the sand with the soil or you may get a layer of packed, dense wet soil on top of your sand and still have the same problem.
 
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