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Fertilizers for Phalaenopsis

This is a discussion on Fertilizers for Phalaenopsis within the Phalaenopsis ('moth orchid') Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; We have recently moved from one end of town to another and my orchids went ...

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    Wink Fertilizers for Phalaenopsis

    We have recently moved from one end of town to another and my orchids went from having a curtained west window to a curtained south window on the 2nd floor with a tree blocking the sun. The florencents went up this morning. I love my orchids!
    So, now, what is the best fertilizers that one should use for phalaenopsis?
    This might not be a new "thing" or issue but if I could grow even better and fuller phalaenopsis, why not?

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    Try liquid for foliar fertz and some slow release fertz

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    I always reckon that specifically formulated fertilizers are the best. I know of this absolutely BRILLIANT fertilizer actually, Phalaenopsis Tucker. PM me for the vendor, hes online if your overseas. Plus, the fertilizer is cheap, i pay 10NZD for 500gm, and it lasts months

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    Phals love organic fertiliser, just don't get it in the crown or too close to the leaf axils. I use goat/sheep manure pellets (2 or 3 pellets per pot per month).

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    Slow-release fert is also good. The type of fertiliser will depend on your growing conditions, especially type of potting media. Whether your media stays continuously moist (like sphagnum) or dries out between waterings will have an impact on how effective the fertiliser is.

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