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I have been using Repotme's 13-3-15 MSU formulation diluted half strength twice a month. I use filtered tap water. Do I need to find something with higher P? What do you use for Ca-Mg supplement? I have heard that not all Paphs need extra calcium. Do you supplement all your plants or just the ones that are supposed to need more?
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What do you use for Ca-Mg supplement? I have heard that not all Paphs need extra calcium. Do you supplement all your plants or just the ones that are supposed to need more?
I've just been using a bottle with this label 'B.A.M liquid calcium complex' written on it.

I think your plan of 2 times a month is just fine.

I'm just on a once a month plan. I've just been giving it to every orchid I have ----- including paphs, catts, vanda, Fdk, catasetum types, dendrobium, oncid, psychopsis etc. Absolutely no issues. All the plants are extremely healthy. Relatively weak application. Good lighting, good airing, and good draining media, and letting my pots dry out every now and again - with a day of no watering (such as dry out once every four or five days) has been my procedure ----- with a few exceptions only.

Eg. For small plants growing in relatively small pots in volcanic rock media and getting lots of sun and airing, it might not be a good idea to have a day of dry-out ----- only because the media just gets dry already when the pots are fairly small. So ----- just have to play things by 'ear' (or by eye, or feel) sometimes. It depends on the media used, and what the conditions are. Just like looking after ourselves, each grower eventually knows more or less what to do - depending on conditions.

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I have been using Repotme's 13-3-15 MSU formulation diluted half strength twice a month. I use filtered tap water. Do I need to find something with higher P? What do you use for Ca-Mg supplement? I have heard that not all Paphs need extra calcium. Do you supplement all your plants or just the ones that are supposed to need more?
You don't need more P.

A good inexpensive Ca-Mg supplement: a teaspoon each plaster of Paris and Epsom salts per gallon of water, let that stand/dissolve, then add a cup or so of the solution per gallon of water that you will use in your plants, maybe once a month.
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