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When to feed my Phalaenopsis?

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by King, Mar 31, 2018.

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How often should i feed?

  1. Once A Week

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  2. Every 2 Weeks

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  3. Once a Month

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  1. King

    King New Member

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    Hello growers,

    Can you please help me with this.

    I live in Italy,
    Spring from march to june
    Summer from june to september
    Fall from september to december

    •When to start/stop using fertilizer to promote leaves and roots production?

    •When to start using fertilizer to promote flowers/bloom production?

    Fertilizer Brands:
    Orchid Focus Grow 1.83 : 1.19 : 2.15
    Compo Orchidea 3 : 4 : 5

    The Compo Orchidea's lable says to use from march to october, but my point is i want roots and leaves production as well.

    And should i feed half strength weekly or every 2 weeks?

    Thank You.
     
  2. naoki

    naoki Well-Known Member

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    I grow indoor, so Phals grow all year. I fertilize every irrigation at 30ppmN. For the first one (Orchid Focus Grow), 1.64ml of the fertilizer (I'm assuming that it is liquid) in 1l of water gives about 30ppmN.
     
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  3. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    I agree with Naoki. In the rainforests where many orchids originate, they are fed every time it rains, which can be daily, if not several times a day. Feeding your plants at a very low concentration of water-soluble fertilizer at every watering is the best way to mimic that.

    If you divide 2.3 by the %N on the fertilizer label, the result is the ml to add to a liter for 25 ppm N, so rounding up or down for convenience is no issue.

    By the way, despite the marketing hype, there really is no such thing as a "growth" or ""bloom" formula. Feed the plants a small amount of mineral nutrition regularly, and give the plant the growing conditions it needs, and it'll grow and bloom to its maximum, genetically-programmed capability.
     
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  4. King

    King New Member

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    thank you very much guys for helping. I'll gonna do that from now on.

    Have a nice day.:)
     
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  6. homa

    homa New Member

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    I have using gh cal.mag magic for three month for every day with very low dose. ro ppm is 20 base with gh cal/mag magic after mix is 60 ppm and here is the result
    before use WP 20180314 002
    after three month continue use gh cal/mag magic WP 20180614 003