Josh - help with Pachira repot
Josh........you helped me out over the winter with my struggling Pachira plant. Your advice at the time was to simply get it into a smaller pot back then, and to repot over the summer.
The plant has survived, and is having all kinds of new growth. It is still showing signs of struggle, though, in the leaves as they age. I'd say a few weeks after they emerge they start to curl and die back from the tips.
I'd like to repot now, but having trouble finding lava rock. Any suggestions on where I could find that? (I live in the Boston area). Your mix suggestion was:
I have turface and chicken grit on hand if any of those substitutions will help at all. ???
Last question. When I do repot - I know that there is a compact ball of mix really adhered in the root ball area. Is it ok to swish that in a bucket of water to help dislodge all the old mix before repotting?
As always, thanks so much!