Substrate

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Hi all. So I've been using coco coir for quite a while and realized it's way too messy, so I'm thinking of changing my substrate choice. Any recommendations for my 2 year old sulcata?

Also, I have this Beech wood chips, I wonder if I can make use of them?
 

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No beechwood chips. They will mold if you get them wet, and your substrate needs to be damp.

Orchid bark is the best substrate. Also called "Repti-Bark" if you have the ZooMed brand over there. I buy it in bulk much cheaper at local nurseries, but not sure if you can get it over there. Do people grow orchids there? Find a big orchid grower and see if they have a source for it.
 
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