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Phrags and feeding

This is a discussion on Phrags and feeding within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I have recently picked up on the fact that some phrag experts use what I ...

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    Default Phrags and feeding

    I have recently picked up on the fact that some phrag experts use what I consider to be very heavy feed dosage. My normal limit for all orchids is an EC of 600, i.e. 0.6 Siemens - which is what epiphytes typically get in the wild, but for Phrags, which are probably not epiphytes anyway, figures twice as high have been mentioned by a couple of people specialising in them.
    I have started doing this, a bit nervously - and so far after say 3 months I have not seen any sign of over-feeding ( such as browning leaf-tips) and I have not so far made any serious attempt to measure growth rates either ; but my maybe 30 or so plants in all sizes from 6 inch span single growth seedlings to 10 inch pots full of growths do look good, I must say.

    Any comments or observations on this will be appreciated.
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    They appear to look very healthy, Geoff. If you do not see any fert burn after three months, most likely you will not. Nice growing - a bunch of really healthy looking orchids you have there!

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