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CLAY, CALCINED: As Cymbidium Mix

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by Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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An aggregate used in making masonry blocks, it is good for culture in pots up to six inches; is alkaline in reaction; mix with bark for larger pots. OA82-6
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