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Old 04-19-2020, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Connie Star View Post
How do I fine your Neofinitia Kibana post with the potting instructions?
Just scroll down. It was last appended to on 7/11/19.
Or use the search feature / advanced for “Neofinetia Kibana”. The posting is near the end of the thread.

Actually the posting is just about the recipe for the potting medium and only contains a little bit more info than my posting above in this thread.

I should mention now that bark mix medium requires more frequent watering than spag but like any medium should not be overwatered. Without being smug, in answer to when to water, the only answer is “ When it needs it”. There are too many factors involved to be more specific. One way which gains from experience is the weight of the pot. I am no fan of sticking your finger into the medium which can injure roots or at least disturb them.

As the medium ages, it requires watering less frequently and also less frequently in late Fall and Winter. I grow under natural sunshine and always water in the morning, generally considering the weather report for the current day and following day or two. If it is projected to be cloudy, I will often hold off watering even if it needs it, especially if the next day is projected to be sunny. I use two different watering techniques, heavy spraying with a hand sprayer to individual plants as needed by weight of pots, and once every 3 weeks in growing season including fertilizer or every 4 weeks in Winter. That fertilizer watering is done at the sink with water flowing out the bottom which is important to leach out any accumulated salts and chemicals from the water supply that accumulate from the spraying.
You must develop your own schedule based on your conditions. Even the number of growths a plant has comes into play.

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Old 04-24-2020, 08:36 PM
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Thanks. So far my Neo seems fine in sphagnum although I didn't do the fancy way that some grower do. I will give it another couple of months before I try your medium.
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