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What's this about Epsom salt?

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    Default What's this about Epsom salt?

    What is this technique of using Epsom salt diluted with warm water and feeding that to orchids in the late summer to stimulate blooms? How accurate is this and how many of growers here do this? 
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    To some growers its a supplement or source for the provision of magnesium whereby tap water applicable to your home is lacking. At a rate of 1tsp per gallon or so of water. Not an experiment i have or would undertake but its supported by many experienced growers.

    Treats magnesium deficiency. Its only oxygen sulhor and magnesium.

    As with many a debated topic!

    Claims of yellowing leaves reverting to green once again? Thats if you know that magnesium defic. is the so called culprit?

    More experienced growers will claim its properties are good but ofcourse experienced growers can tweak their care approach often as most other factors have been previously observed and successfully concluded. Two seperate potted plants, one with and one without!? But many experiments tests and trials are unfounded due to many contributing factors we often overlook! or forget!

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    I add a pinch to my water when using fertilizers lacking magnesium. Not always, just occasionally.
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    Just do it! It is great.

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    I have used epsom salt as an occasional fertiliser for my phals. I hear it's used to give tone to leathery leaves and brighten dull color. It's worth a try!

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