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Medium for newly deflasked seedlings

This is a discussion on Medium for newly deflasked seedlings within the Flasking Equipment & Technique forums, part of the Orchid Propagation category; I have just deflasked some Dendrobium Dawn Maree and was wondering what mix you use ...

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    Default Medium for newly deflasked seedlings

    I have just deflasked some Dendrobium Dawn Maree and was wondering what mix you use for compots.

    I use either sphagnum moss (live if available) or if I want to let them grow on in the mix I have used (for some Elegant Heart x speciosum seedlings) a mix of peat moss, perlite, pumice, small bark and spagnum moss which I have found works well.

    I would appreciate hearing other growers successful (and unsuccessful) mixes

    Cheers

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    I have de-flasked only paphs and cattleyas. For the compot, I like to use sphag. It seems to do well as a transition from the flask to pot. From compot to individual pots, I move them to tiny seedling bark mixed with charcoal and sponge-rock. (Sometimes I use oyster shell (calcium) if the plants need it.) Best of luck with your dends.

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    What Bruce said I do the same .My Phals. are redone into single pots into moss .Gin

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