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This is a discussion on B1 Rooting Hormone within the Semi Hydro / Lights / Greenhouses / Accessories forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Originally Posted by chingjervis I also use superthrive in all my plants, in more diluted ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chingjervis View Post
    I also use superthrive in all my plants, in more diluted form for everyday use.

    And my plants is more hardy. All of my orchids also have favorable results.
    do you use other fertilizer too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orquiadicto View Post
    I have used Superthrive and also B1-tablets (from the chemist's) but I really didn't see any results. Perhaps there were and I was expecting miracles, but I haven't bought any of them again.
    what are you using now? what's the difference in result compare to b1?

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    Some comments on these chemicals:

    Vitamin B-1 has been shown to elicit some root growth, but it primarily serves as a mild, but easy to absorb fertilizer. NAA is a powerful synthetic auxin, but be aware that it degrades pretty rapidly upon exposure to light and/or heat. I have been told by one manufacturer that a fresh batch, if kept refrigerated, will be active for about a year. Left at room temperature, about 6 month, and if gets heated to above roughly 80°F/27°C or exposed to the sun, it'll be "dead" in no time. I think that's part of the reason there are such mixed reviews of its efficacy - folks are working with "dead" product, because it's been on the store shelf a long time, was shipped too warm, etc.

    I have stopped using SuperThrive or K-L-N (similar, but also has indole-butyric acid [IBA], another powerful synthetic auxin) in favor of KelpMax, which is a kelp extract that contains preservatives. The first samples I got were over two years old, but after one treatment, still caused my vandaceous plants (in baskets, so I can see the roots) to put out an average of 40 new root tips. For those of you outside of the US, it is sold as Kelpak - it originates in South Africa.

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    the one i bought looked like an old stock (stored in cabinet placed semi outdoor), seller said many people just wanna buy the one that boost flower instead of roots...
    so is this mean it surely not as potent as brand new stock kept in regrigerator? or it starts degrading once we open package?

    so kelpak is better?

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    Now I only use fertilizer and seaweed extract.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orquiadicto View Post
    Now I only use fertilizer and seaweed extract.
    thank you for answering,.. the seaweed is something im sure i could find,...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lijun View Post
    the one i bought looked like an old stock (stored in cabinet placed semi outdoor), seller said many people just wanna buy the one that boost flower instead of roots...
    so is this mean it surely not as potent as brand new stock kept in regrigerator? or it starts degrading once we open package?

    so kelpak is better?
    It is "dying" (chemically degrading) in the bottle, even before you open it. Not all seaweeds are created equal; if you can find Kelpak, get that. You will be amazed. Dozens of university studies around the world have shown it to be the most effective - although all of the research has been on food crops.

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    ray,.. i really want to find it,...........no luck so far,...
    other indonesian, if you read this and know something,.. pls help me out with information,...

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    You could try this

    AUSTRALASIA AND ASIA
    Contact : Peter Friedmann
    email: peter.friedmann@kelpak.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orquiadicto View Post
    You could try this

    AUSTRALASIA AND ASIA
    Contact : Peter Friedmann
    email: peter.friedmann@kelpak.com
    thank you very much,........

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