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Get the plow!

This is a discussion on Get the plow! within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; That is far to well grown Definately needs some stress in it,s life. I,d try ...

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    That is far to well grown
    Definately needs some stress in it,s life.
    I,d try no fert & higher light for a while.

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    I have wondered if growth regulators were used, have heard they can create mules , Don't know if it is true or not . here is a link with growth hormone info .
    http://extension.oregonstate.edu/mg/.../hormones.html

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    The mule has a spike maybe 2 of them , must of been the bottle of salad dressing sitting next to it and the video of the salad shooter ,as Diane suggested , Gin

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    GREAT!, can't wait to see it in bloom...

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    Congratulations Gin... can't wait for the blooms... so, what did u do different this time?


    cheers
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    what did u do different this time?
    Come on girl , spill the beans !
    I have a large Phal hieroglyphica that has 2 pretty big basal keikes & i,m suspecting this is going to need some "different" treatment to get it to spike.
    So i,m interested to what you did.

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    Really did not do a lot of anything diffrent , except , Epsom salts instead of the Msu. fert. 2 times running 1 Tbs. to a gallon . I am curious to see if it is what it is tagged as it does not grow like my other Phals. more like the species . flat .
    The hieroglyphica should bloom without any special treatment , if warm, good light , mine is in the house it gets direct am. sun not the hot stuff . just finished blooming , might be the wrong time of the year where you are . G

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    Gin-
    Just curious if you use the diluted Epsom salts for fertilizer on all your plants or just in certain situations. I've never fertilized with them, just take detox baths in them myself, lol. I've always been curious because it says on the back of the package, "Great for Houseplants!".
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    Almost missed your post , off the computer then back on , storms . I use it on all of them but usually only once a month , especially if they look anemic , The Phals and Phrags seem to use it the best . But for Phrags./ Paphs. the dosage is reduced to 1 teas. per gal. Gin

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    I have used Epsom salts for all my plants.
    My paph rothschildianum became quite yellow last year under my HPS light(i was giving it 2500/3000fc for months).I thought i,d give it a go.
    The "greening up" of the foliage happens as you watch , very cool.
    I add a little of a solution i make up with calcified seaweed(basically calcium/magnesium & trace elements) to all my watering/feedings & the plants stay green.

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