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Dragons Blood

This is a discussion on Dragons Blood within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Has anyone had experience using dragons blood? What is it used for and how is ...

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    Has anyone had experience using dragons blood? What is it used for and how is it used?
    I bought some that did not come with any instructions for orchids or other plants.

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    Is this some type of fertilizer? I have heard of Blood Meal, but not specifically Dragons Blood.

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    OK Joan I'll bite, what's Dragons Blood?

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    Yeah, I feel like I'm being pulled into a trick of somekind . . .

    Not to mention that Pavel may have something to say about using dragon blood for anything.

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    it is the resins of a plant. I think from Daemomorops Draco (ok I had to google the name...). It is also a herbal remedy and colourant

    I've heard of it helping save rotting plants by slipper orchid growers. I have not tried it myself yet, but I wish I had it to use on my phrag popowii that rotted last summer. Based on what I have seen online, the liquid is dripped into the crown of the rotting plant to stop the rot and a new leaf may come out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sadie View Post
    Not to mention that Pavel may have something to say about using dragon blood for anything.
    Peanut was NOT amused.

    Quote Originally Posted by smartie2000 View Post
    it is the resins of a plant. I think from Daemomorops Draco (ok I had to google the name...). It is also a herbal remedy and colourant
    Since it appears that it is merely a derivative of a creatively named plant, it appears that no one will have to suffer
    THE WRATH OF PEANUT!


    (For which we can all be relieved.)

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    Phew....you wouldn't want peanut on your bad side, he is one of our mascots around here! He might hiss at you!
    Connie

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    My bottle of Dragons Blood says it's 100% pure natural sangre de Grado resin. I've read some orchid growers have used it to cure some orchid ills . I was hoping someone on this forum had experience with it and could tell me how to use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    Phew....you wouldn't want peanut on your bad side, he is one of our mascots around here! He might hiss at you!
    Connie
    Make that "she"


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