My question is - whether I can use sand instead of pumice, or perlite for drenage when making potting soil mix for my Peace Lilly? And which sand would be the best for this function, and in which proportion can I mix it with potting soil?
#392593 - May 24th, 2016 at 10:05 PMRe: Can I use sand for Peace Lilly potting soil?
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You can use sand but I do not recommend it. It adds a lot of weight and different water retention than perlite and other substrates. Plus sort of compacting the soil mix making it harder for roots to grow.
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#394774 - Jan 18th, 2017 at 08:58 AMRe: Can I use sand for Peace Lilly potting soil?