Trichoderma powder usage
Posted 14 April 2012 - 15:25 PM
I want a discussion about the usage of Trichoderma on Cephalotus. I know this subject past the review on this forum a couple of times, but I thought I post it anyway.
I have been growing Cephalotus for over two years now. My plants are on a window sill facing south. I never used Trichoderma on my Cephs.
But last year I had two clones of Cephalotus who were susceptible for mould. Leaves were having brown spots and colors turning dull/matt.
This year I tried acclimatizing these two plants outside, without the expected success. See a topic below.
Most of the leaves and pitchers turned brown because of harsh weather with dreadful full sun. My guess is that it was a bit ‘cold turkey’…
Now for the reason of this post, I am thinking of trying Trichoderma on the susceptible plants.
Have you guys using this product on Cephalotus noticed any difference on your plants?
I want to use Canna Trichoderma powder on mine (http://greenline.nl/...roducts_id=8566)
For what I understand you have to dissolve some powder in water before use. I don’t want to repot my plants for this.
Is this product also helpful with the tray method in watering Cephalotus or should it be thoroughly mixed to the soil?
And another thing, they say that the Trichoderma strain also promote the uptake of nutrients trough the root system.
But is it not so, that in Carnivorous plants, the nutrient uptake does not go trough the root system but trough its traps?
Thus growing Carnivorous plants in nutrient poor soil like sand or peat?
Is it not the plants reason to form traps just to get nutrients? What do you think?
Most of all I want to know if Cephalotus will grow better, healthier and stronger with the help of Trichoderma?
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 12:53 PM
What I am wondering is if I can put the prepared substrate/soil containing Trichoderma in the freezer for future use? And what about the Trichoderma solution prepared, how do I conserve this and for how long can this solution be used?