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    What can I use in my soil to make it retain less water? (Perlite Vs. Organic Soil)

    I agree I think that's a good life philosophy. I'm sure the problem I have will turn out okay, the tree seems to be doing better since I repotted. If not, at least I could say I tried!
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    What can I use in my soil to make it retain less water? (Perlite Vs. Organic Soil)

    @alp I've thought about perhaps getting something else. Kratom is indeed tough to take care of, it's a tropical tree which likes high temperatures and humidity, which may one of the reasons I've had trouble drying the soil out fast enough. I've learned a lot though, I grew clones successfully...
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    What can I use in my soil to make it retain less water? (Perlite Vs. Organic Soil)

    I'll keep that in mind, thank you. I hope you're right on worrying too much, I've just had so many problems in the past so I'm cautious when I see something strange. @Chuck, they do get big. For the time being, I don't have a yard, I'm just going to be keeping the small trees alive indoors...
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    What can I use in my soil to make it retain less water? (Perlite Vs. Organic Soil)

    @alp In my new mix I upped the perlite amount some, I think it'll help based on the commenting here and test I'm running. And yea, the upload a picture button was requiring a URL and the only image hosting site that I use online is Dropbox. but the upload a file button does work, thanks...
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    What can I use in my soil to make it retain less water? (Perlite Vs. Organic Soil)

    @alp @Chuck (and anyone else who can help with the soil or tree), here's a picture of the soil that was requested along with a picture of the tree itself to help. It's easy to see from the upper leaves that there's a problem. I just watered today for the first time in about 8 -10 days because...
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    What can I use in my soil to make it retain less water? (Perlite Vs. Organic Soil)

    It's in a plastic pot with holes up and down the sides for self pruning and aeration. I did know that watering too often can kill a plant. I've read as well about many people worring about soil staying wet for more than a few days between watering. I've cut back with the watering a while...
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    What can I use in my soil to make it retain less water? (Perlite Vs. Organic Soil)

    I'm not sure it's fine, I've had sick trees off and on for months, one of which died. The grower that sold me the plant believes it's an oversaturation issue, though they're short with me and won't tell me what soil mixture they use. Although the symptoms I've seen does fit what the grower...
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    What can I use in my soil to make it retain less water? (Perlite Vs. Organic Soil)

    @Chuck It's an indoor plant with Black Gold Organic Potting Mix as a base. @alp I thought of that one, I have a pot with holes all over it that's designed to give air to the roots and self-prune to prevent plants from becoming rootbound. I can't get a picture quite yet, right now the mix is...
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    What can I use in my soil to make it retain less water? (Perlite Vs. Organic Soil)

    I'm growing Kratom Tree indoors (for now). No puddles are ever on the surface but the soil usually feels moist on the surface (they say water when the top layer is dry) and my moisture meter reads that the soil is always wet towards the middle and bottom of the pot. The two main concerns I...
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    What can I use in my soil to make it retain less water? (Perlite Vs. Organic Soil)

    I'd like to ask a few questions here but my number one question is in regards to Perlite and organic soil. I'm reading that organic soil retains water well but I want to use it in my mix because my tree likes it. What I'm trying to do is add things that will allow the soil to dry faster. I...
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    Making a cutting. (Tips and what to expect.)

    I made the cutting three days ago. The two big leaves on the cuttings are still attached, they're wilting a bit but I read this is normal and they may fall off. Other than that the center looks the same so I'm hopeful for now. I'm going to try to get some gravel for the mother plant and...
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    Making a cutting. (Tips and what to expect.)

    I'm finding it interesting that a branch can reorient itself to grow upwards after being planted, that's neato. Hopefully it works out okay.
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    Making a cutting. (Tips and what to expect.)

    I wonder if some sort of fungicide would work okay on cuttings. I'd assume the Fungicide3 that I have may be too much for something that is going to be stressed already. I've been told recently that Hydrogen Peroxide is a good way to control fungus and pest, I've been using that on the mother...
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    Making a cutting. (Tips and what to expect.)

    It's a bit tricky to care for because i can't put it outside until I build a bigger greenhouse, it likes a warm and wet environment. If it grows too tall in its current pot for inside growing I may have to top it anyway which I don't want. Hopefully, I can find a way around that or get the...
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    Making a cutting. (Tips and what to expect.)

    Sorry, I should have mentioned this. It's a Kratom tree which is a tropical plant... http://www.mitragyna.com/botany http://entheology.com/plants/mitragyna-speciosa-kratom/
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