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Old 02-02-2008, 03:23 PM
Jeremy Jeremy is offline

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Hello everyone. I was wondering if it is neccesary to switch from a high nitrogen fertilizer to a high phosphorus fertilizer before the orchid flowers. I read somewhere that high P is not necessary for flower production and that a reduction in nitrogen is needed for the plant to flower. Does this mean that I should fertilize my orchids with less frequency with 30-10-10 before flowering? Or should I switch to a high P fertilizer and continue the same frequency? Most of my orchids are grown in bark, a few are grown in moss, and my vandaceous orchids are grown in coconut fiber. Can I use the same fertilizer and fertilizer regime for all of them?

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Old 02-02-2008, 04:12 PM
Ross Ross is offline
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Check out First Rays' Free Info under "fertilizing you plants" for the answer. Ray has some top notch info.
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