I recently have to repot all my emersed crypts because of a mistake done with the soil used and a fungus attack or something similar. I'm growing emersed crypts since end of 2007, and from the begining I potted my plants with carex peat (black peat), following the advice from another local crypt fan, with good results, except with the blackwater crypts (this plants ar almost frozen).
Now I'me repotting my crypts with this same carex "black" peat, and I have some doubts about it.
Comment: I can't use ADA soils or similar because I can't find it in my country.
Which peat is better for our crypts, carex "black" peat or sphagnum "blond" peat? I've that the latter is more acid, so maybe I can use this for the blackwater crypts. What type of peat do you use in your crypts?
The other question is about the lifetime of the peat. Reading this article http://bonsaimalta.org/resources/art...hfarrugia2.htm
, I saw that maybe it has months or at most a year of lifetime, but I don't know if they talk about something relative to nutrient release or something like this. I mean, if I don't have any "problem" with my plants, should be necesary to repot my plants every year?
Thanks in advance for your help, regards