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Yet another example of "Less is More" with Fertilizer

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by Ray, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    Oak Island NC
    I have been very pleased with the growth and blooming of my plants since using K-Lite at only 25-35 ppm N, and it makes me wonder just what the lower limit is. Here's another example:

    This is Phrag. Will Chantry, moved from flask directly into 3.5" Semi-Hydro pots about 18 months ago. They were watered in with roughly 30 ppm N K-Lite, which was supplemented with 1:250 KelpMax and 1:100 Inocucor garden Solution. Since that time, they have only received RO water, applied via overhead misting 2x/day, in my basement "incubator".

    The leaves are a bit mottled, suggesting a bit of nutrient deficiency, but this still managed to grow and bloom. The second image shows the extensive root system, both in the pot and overgrowing it.