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HYDROPONICS: Trials

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by Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

Posted by Sys Admin over 1 year ago.

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A Laelia pumila was repotted into round pebbles and placed in a hydroponic set-up where it showed astonishing improvement; a complete unit was set up with two fertilizer solutions, one for spring the other for winter and success was achieved with many genera: paphiopedilums, vandas, zygopetalums, cattleyas, phalaenopsis, cymbidiums, lycastes, dendrobiums, calanthe, bifrenaria, oncidiums, odontoglossums all succeeded in it. NZ87-105
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