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Thread: Feeding flowering Cymbinium

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    Thank you Chris, I'll check the numbers out.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris in Hamilton View Post
    Elio is probably in bed now and I don't think he'd mind so.. there should be three numbers on the fetiliser container. They represent the primary nutrients. The 1st number is nitrogen. It should be lower than the other two. Unless of course the system is different in Australia.
    The values of fertilizers in order are expressed by: nitrogen - phosphorus - potassium + microelements, not too divulgarmi or risk of holding a chemistry lesson, professional deformation, the first from the left refers to the nitrogen, and the number that corresponds is the its concentration, the middle one is reported to the phosphorus and the number that corresponds is its concentration, the right one is reported to the potassium and the number that corresponds is its concentration.
    For example a fertilizer 20-20-20 is a balanced fertilizer where nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium are present in equal amount, by varying a value varying the concentration, an example 30-20-20, we will have a greater amount of nitrogen, a 20- 30- 20 more phosphorus, a 20-20-30 more potassium.
    The micro-nutrients are constituted by trace mineral type is zinc, chromium, magnesium, etc ...
    During flowering, in order to prolong the maximum you can use a fertilizer with less nitrogen.
    In spring the nitrogen should be higher, while in autumn more phosphorus and potassium, but if you do not want to complicate things a high quality 20-20-20, that's great, what's important is the concentration, the better short supply that abound in order not to burn the roots.
    Normally for Phalaenopsis force 1, Paphiopedilum force 1/2, Bulbophyllum, Phragmipedium, etc ... 1/4 strength.

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