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Phragenstein once more.

This is a discussion on Phragenstein once more. within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Phrag Sorcerers Apprentice spike is quiet happily growing allowing the ceiling of my growroom.Height is ...

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    Default Phragenstein once more.

    Phrag Sorcerers Apprentice spike is quiet happily growing allowing the ceiling of my growroom.Height is about 78" , can,t measure accurately without removing all the plants.
    Not the best piccie in the world(difficult to photograph) , this is flower number 53 since Sept'04 & it,s the biggest @ 8" wide.

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    Unca that is just SO incredible! So is this one just a freak of nature, or are you feeding it hormones which will disqualify it from competition?

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    Blood doping, no doubt!

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    Jeez Steve, that's pretty incredible. Must really like what you're doing for it. I mean, REALLY like. Fish, blood, and bone, huh? What are the fert numbers on that stuff? High in nitrogen and potash?

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    Most people cannot believe the size of the plant & think i,ve photochopped it.
    Hopefully when i get my gh i,ll pose with Phragenstein so you can see what a monster it really is.
    Fish,Blood & Bone is 6-6-6 & it,s only had 1 tablespoon so far , it,s due another soon.I,m going to do ALL my Paphs & Phrags but cut my normal feed to 1/2 what i normally feed(which is presently 1 teaspoon to 5 gallons).The fert is Radcliffes own formulae for rainwater but i expect it,s MSU or very similar.
    The end of the older leaves where getting quite damaged , basically because the only place i could put it in the growroom was against an outside wall & i think the leaves suffered some cell collapse from the cold temps.
    I tell you what Louis if you give me an addy to send it to i,ll post you some .

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    nice petal color on that one...unusually red

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    Steve, seriously? I'd love to try some.

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    River Valley Orchidworks
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    Thanks lots! I'll reimburse you for postage too--much appreciated!

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    hey, unca...what do you think of this stuff?

    is your blood bone and fish in the form of pellets like the biogro? planet natural is located in my town, and i was thinking of trying it.

    thanks!

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    That looks fine.The limestone may be beneficial to some plants.I,d try a sacrificial plant first(i normal use a phal).The only reccomendations for dosage i could find was a teaspoon twice a year for 4" pots & a tablespoon for larger pots.
    The times given where March & October.
    Fish, Blood & Bone is not pelleted , it is ground to a rough powder.Very much like fine sand.

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    I,d try a sacrificial plant first(i normal use a phal).


    not a fan, eh? i didnt think i was at first, but then i found pics of species and primary hybrids. now ive got a compot of phal penang girlXbellina. what can i say, im a newly reformed phal-hater.

    i was thinking of trying it on some of my paphs that are calcicolous (or whatever ) -- like my micranthum or my malipoense; but i do love these plants a lot, and losing one or both would suck, er, i mean, not be great.

    i probably will take your advice and experiment on a phal, cuz ive got so many little ones growing.

    hopefully, ill get results like your phragenstein!

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