Re: Cypripedium parviflorum soil mix


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Abgeschickt von Joseph Gadbois am 30 Maerz, 2006 um 18:00:24

Antwort auf: Cypripedium parviflorum soil mix von Chris am 30 Maerz, 2006 um 07:17:09:

Chris,

The following mix works great for me:

2 parts partially composted pine bark fines
1 part long-fiber sphagnum moss
1 part perlite
1 tablespoon pelletized limestone per 1-2 gallons of mixture (test pH first)

I would like to add that there are literally endless variations on the mix used for any species but for parviflorum remember to have a moist, organic, well-drained soil; if you are growing var. parviflorum (smaller variety) keep a pH of 5-6 and for pubescens pH 7-8, though pH is also arguable. Hope this helps, and good luck!

Joseph



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