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Title: Modified coir dust media elevate the production of superior quality Epipremnum Aureum. L plantlets derived from stem cuttings
Authors: Liyanage, K. L. A. D.
Nashath, M. N. F.
Karunanayake, K. A. S.
Mubarak, A. N. M.
Keywords: Cuttings
Epipremnum aureum (N’joy)
Oasis foam
Peat moss
Potting media
Issue Date: Sep-2021
Publisher: Faculty of Technology, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, University Park, Oluvil.
Citation: Sri Lankan Journal of Technology (SLJoT), sp issue; pp.34-38.
Abstract: The experiment was conducted at Omega Green (Pvt) Limited, Godigamuvwa, to evaluate the effects of different potting media on the quality of Epipremnum aureum (N’joy) plants. Four different types of potting media including peat moss, oasis foam, coir dust, and peat moss + coir dust at 1:1 ratio were used for rooting. The treatments were arranged in Complete Randomized Design (CRD) with four replicates under 40% shade net house conditions. The study revealed that potting media significantly affected the number of shoots and roots produced in addition to their length. Stem cuttings grown in peat moss + coir dust (T4) denoted superior performance in producing higher number of shoots and roots, Conversely, the plants in oasis foam media (T2) expressed the lowest performances. Moreover, the export quality parameters were also superior in T4. The re-optimization of physical and chemical properties in the novel potting mixture which improves water holding capacity, root aeration, pH and EC values along with unknown exogenous factors might have favored the growth and development of stem cuttings. Therefore, it can be concluded that the peat moss + coir dust potting media (1:1) would be suitable for successful commercial production of Epipremnum aureum (N’joy).
ISSN: 2773-6970
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