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2/3 of my staghorn

This is a discussion on 2/3 of my staghorn within the Eye Candy forums, part of the Land Plants category; It's probably a bit young yet, although it looks quite healthy. As for the banana ...

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    It's probably a bit young yet, although it looks quite healthy. As for the banana peel, my stags stay outdoors all year, as do my other ferns, but then I don't live in the land of the arctic.... There is some special fertilizer, I think it's call EpiFert or something... Sorry I can't be more help on that front. Try googling staghorn and look at one of the culture sites.

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    Default I'm gonna try it

    I have a baby stag growing inside in a bonsai pot..nice and shallow without having to mount it. Maybe with the indoor ones, smaller chunks, doled out more frequently but not big enough to attract a whole swarm of bugs, would suffice? I'm going to try a little chunk of banana peel and see how bad it gets bug-wise and/or how successful it is.

    I'm guessing that it's the sugars and potassium in the banana peel that is actually helping. Bananas in the planting hole for transplanting roses serves the same it a nice sugar jump-start on growth, and the potassium helps build cell structure for the growing roots.


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    Thanks for the info. and suggestions. I'll give the little pieces a try, and bury them in the sphag. so it's less likely to smell.


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