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COCONUT HUSK: As Potting Medium

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by Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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Dendrobiums in Thailand flourish on it; the Den. phalaenopsis types are most successful; preparation details given; procedures followed; refer to A61-9; F78-106+

In Florida use it wet; pot fluffy; do not overwater; use little fertilizer; it's good for backbulbs and small seedlings. F79-113+

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