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LIMESTONE: Added to Potting Mix

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by Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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For a mix of fir bark and redwood bark add 1/2 pound of pulverized high magnesium limestone to each cubic foot. A64-591; A75-437; this procedure not considered necessary, as the pH of the fir bark changes with aging. A59-496
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LIMESTONE: For Paphiopedilums In nature warm rain does not dissolve the limestone substrate where Brachypetalum types grow; in greenhouses cold water dissolves an excess of the liberal supply sometimes erroneously added to the mix and it harms the plants. A77-143 0

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