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Old 07-02-2022, 04:36 PM
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Default Laelia milleri - I知 going to try this media

I致e been wanting to try a Laelia milleri for awhile and knowing that they grow on iron ore outcroppings in their native environment I knew I needed to be mindful of that when potting it. I have access to taconite pellets which are small, marble sized pellets of iron ore mixed with clay. Basically LECA with iron. I plan to mix in some or Orchiata bark and top dress with coco husk chips around the new roots for moisture. I知 hoping this will be a good setup for it. My milleri just arrived bare root and is now in quarantine so I値l post again when I have it potted. But here are pics of what I have so far.
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Good luck! Sounds like a very interesting plan.
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Good luck! I'll be receiving a few milleri soon so I'm looking forward to seeing how yours react to this setup - I'm planning to pot mine in small clay pots with sphagnum.

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Any LECA that is red in color is loaded with iron.

If you have a substrate that works in your environment, a bit of iron sulfate would be fine to boost it.
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I'm growing my milleri in LECA and used a common technique popular among brasilian growers: mix nails in the medium.
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Then be careful with the wine while repotting.
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I potted up my milleri a few weeks ago and so far it痴 looking good. Top layer of coco husk around the crown to help keep it moist. I hear they are slow to root. Is that anybody else痴 experience?
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I hear they are slow to root.
Try adding Kelpak to your regimen, as that値l pretty much guarantee faster establishment.
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A technique I was tought by a reputable grower in my country is:
- Plastic pot: Inorganic medium and a top layer of sphagnum or any other water retentive material.

Clay pot: same but the water retentive material lays on the bottom.

This is valid for all rupiculous.
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I use Kelpmax. Is that the same thing?
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