Rice husk or burnt rice hull?
Heat treated, non burnt rice husk.
Hello! I want to repot some of my aroids in the next days and I want to provide the best soil possible. I’ve been making my research online and I have gathered many ingredients to create a great, airy substrate that will help my aroids thrive. Nevertheless, many plant enthusiasts online will recommend using some sort of activated charcoal to reduce impurities. And after watching this video: https://youtu.be/KnxYceARBxk where it talks about the downsides of using activated charcoal as it is naturally alkaline and will increase the ph (over 7.5 ph) in the soil for plants that, like monsteras and philodendrons, don’t need (they need like 5-5,5 right?). So i came across this ingredient called rice husk, or burnt rice hull depending on what you’d need, that I would like to use instead of activated charcoal. To keep things natural you know?
Unfortunately I didn’t find much content regarding when to use which, but I presume the burnt variety will, like charcoal, unnecessarily increase the ph of the soil.
Have you ever heard of this? Which one should I use for my aroids in your opinion?