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P. equestris 'yellow'

This is a discussion on P. equestris 'yellow' within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Very interesting, Jeff! I wonder what chemicals add temp tolerance - I'll definitely look into ...

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    Very interesting, Jeff! I wonder what chemicals add temp tolerance - I'll definitely look into it! Thanks!

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    yes, very interesting pastel color!

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    Very pretty I raised about 60 equestris from a flask I bought , all turned out to be normals, bty. . The ones I kept are hanging on a angle they are in baskets in Spag. with a coco fibre liner . Watered and fed along with the regular Phals.
    If you use Protekt (sp) check the tds. if I remember right it raises it . I tried it and it messed up the tds. and the ph. in rain water or ro . I think the label said to use it with Fert. don't really remember ...brain fade Gin

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    Potassium (which is what's in Pro-teKt) builds thicker cellular walls, making your plants more impervious to bugs and fungal attacks, and more tolerant to drought or temperature extremes.

    Potassium is the third number in the fertilizer formula (ie, 20-20-20). Nitrogen, the first number, promotes vegetative growth (ie, leaves). Phosphorous, the second number, encourages root, flower and seed development.

    So you really do need all three. Pro-teKt, as Gin said, would need to supplement some other fertilizer program.

    The chemical fertilizer industry requires that the numbers indicate the amount of fertilizer readily available to the plant. Synthesized chemical fertilizers tend to break down quickly, so they're generally sold with higher numbers. Organic fertilizers tend to release their nutrients more gradually over time, so even though their numbers are lower (ie, 4-6-4), they're actually delivering more nutrients to the plant over time, and generally in a more usable state.

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