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    One of my friends who is REALLY into exotic and carnivorous plants, mentioned that I may need to give the plants in my viv vitamins etc to assist with their growth... I wasn't sure about this since often times day geckos will drink from the droplets on the plants and I wasn't sure how they would react to plant vitamins.

    Is this something I need to worry about? Or do the plants get what they need from the eco earth?

    Thanks in advance!

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    When I provide supplements to the plants, they go at the base of the plant in the dirt, as opposed to being sprayed on the plant. I think those kinds of supplements should be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmsig08 View Post
    One of my friends who is REALLY into exotic and carnivorous plants, mentioned that I may need to give the plants in my viv vitamins etc to assist with their growth... I wasn't sure about this since often times day geckos will drink from the droplets on the plants and I wasn't sure how they would react to plant vitamins.

    Is this something I need to worry about? Or do the plants get what they need from the eco earth?

    Thanks in advance!
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    Eco Earth's coco fiber won't help plants at all. Try ABG mix from Josh's Frogs.

    For sansevieria I mix 2 parts Wonder Worm Earthworm Castings (humus) with 1 part Eco Earth's coco fiber. Let the sansevieria dry out between waterings.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside a vivarium <===

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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    When I provide supplements to the plants, they go at the base of the plant in the dirt, as opposed to being sprayed on the plant. I think those kinds of supplements should be fine.

    Aliza
    Are there any vitamins you recommend? I'm planning on a sansivera, a pothos, and some bromeliad.

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    Sansevieria are resilient plants. They grow fine without any vitamins or extra nutrients as long as the substrate is good.

    I have tried pothos in a mix of 1 part humus to 2 parts coco fiber. It did not work.

    I just recommend a different substrate to plant them in, not coco fiber.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside a vivarium <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L. kimhowelli) ~ (P. tigrinus)
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    I have discovered that I am a genius at killing sansevieria!

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    Quote Originally Posted by acpart View Post
    I have discovered that I am a genius at killing sansevieria!

    Aliza
    Letting sansevieria dry out is key for me. Even though they are in heated enclosures (in plastic or terra cotta pots), I let them dry out ~3 weeks between watering.

    I either plant sansevieria in the mix described in post 3 or in sandy soil.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside a vivarium <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L. kimhowelli) ~ (P. tigrinus)

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    The enclosures I've had the sansevieria in (like my red eyed tree frog enclosure) have all been too wet, I think. I'm sticking with pothos, though I just got a pitcher plant for one of my crestie enclosures.
    On another plant note, someone brought me some flowers yesterday and two of the iris buds had broken off. I stuck them in the substrate of the crestie enclosure and they're blooming!

    Aliza

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