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I need advice with my new, incomung Paph Lowii, please

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    Default I need advice with my new, incomung Paph Lowii, please

    Hello everyone
    so in about 2 weeks my plants from Germany should arrive
    I red the Paph Lowii, needs some calcium in the growing media, since in nature it is growing on lime stone
    So I have some oister shells
    My question is how much oister shell shall I put in the media, should I miw t in, or leave t on the surface?
    the plant is young, an about to reach blooming size in 2 years
    Thanks ahead for the answers

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    My spelling was awfull, so should I mix the crushec shells in or leave it on the surface of the media?

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    I mix mine in the medium. A friend of mine uses crushed cockle shells as top dressing. I can see no appreciable difference in the health or growth of the plants.

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    thank you
    could you tell for one young plant how much should I use?

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    For seedlings we cover the top of the media when first potting them up. This way when we water, the water flushes through the shell. JMHO.

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    Thanks a lot
    for the answer
    I can wait to get my hands on my new paphs

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    Quote Originally Posted by andreaemilia View Post
    Thanks a lot
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    I can wait to get my hands on my new paphs
    I recognize that feeling all too well...

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