Re: Cypripedium stem rotting (Turface used in mix)


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Abgeschickt von Anthony Darby am 26 Mai, 2006 um 23:18:33

Antwort auf: Re: Cypripedium stem rotting (Turface used in mix) von Bryan Balmer am 26 Mai, 2006 um 21:52:10:

Hi Bryan

I do not use any peat moss (or moss peat) as it decomposes too quickly causing problems like you suffered. The only organic material in my mix is 10% orchid bark and 10% seived loam (e.g. well rotted turf). I use up to 80% coarse perlite and we are very wet in central Scotland. This way I have grown, among many others, (the European) Cypripedium calceolus from 1 nose/1 flower to 11 noses/14 flowers in 6 years in a prepared spot in the open garden.


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