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fertilizing with superthrive question

This is a discussion on fertilizing with superthrive question within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hope everyone is doing well... A friend recommend me superthrive for my orchids and I ...

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    Default fertilizing with superthrive question

    Hope everyone is doing well...

    A friend recommend me superthrive for my orchids and I want to get a second opinion.

    I usually have this routine:
    1st week better growth orchid plus
    2nd week better growth bloom buster
    3rd week water

    Is this ok? and should I take the advice of adding hormones and how do I used it?


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    I don't have superthrive, but I do use KLN (mixed into regular fertilizer).

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    Superthrive will mess up developing buds, therefore should not be used in watering when your plant is developing flower buds. When you receive plants through mail order, often they arrive bare root and rather dehydrated. A mixture of fresh warm water and superthrive help revive the plant and sends the message to grow new roots. It can be used a couple times of years to encourage growth and new roots. But, using it on a regular basis from what I understand will inhibit flower production.
    I hope this helps.

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