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Old 04-30-2008, 10:44 PM
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OK, so I am finally giving it a big try after years of skepticism - how many others are doing Cymbidiums in S/H. What media? What Fertilizer? What water quality?
Is anyone using "Stalite" or "Permatil"?
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Old 05-01-2008, 08:36 AM
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Many years ago, much of my business was the importation of Chinese cymbidiums from Taiwan. They typically came in 2 or 3 bulbs and a new growth, and in-spike (usually 500 at a time. I don't miss potting them all up.). They all went into 4/5" S/H pots of PrimeAgra and I hardly even lost a bud.

I don't know what Permatil is, but stalite (expanded slate or shale - I don't recall which) is not a particularly good medium in my opinion, as it packs too tightly and only absorbed about half the volume of water compared to any brand of LECA I tested.
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Old 05-01-2008, 01:13 PM
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I have 7 cyms in s/h. Big cyms and little cyms which are thriving in prime agra. I used seaweed extract to promote rooting and(as an experiment) the cym is very happy. ruthann
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