OASIS: Used in Holland

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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It is broken up into pieces about one-half inch in size; roots of cymbidiums encompass the medium into a root-ball mass. OA84-12; OIE86Sept-10
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OASIS: As Potting Medium A patented material made of granulated foam and dolomite lime, proven by wide use in Holland and Belgium, it needs a balanced fertilizer such as 20-20-20. OA82-8; A86-500 0
OASIS: Floral Arrangement Material Cattleyas root readily in it; result not surprising but unique; Dow Chemical Co. once developed a plastic rooting material which showed good results. A74-969 0
OASIS: Plastic Foam Material Widely used in Holland as a potting medium; water-absorbent it does not decay and can be re-used after sterilization; it should be leached before use and it requires lime to counteract its natural aciditysource given, OIE86Sept-10;cubes of it can be used for equitant oncidiums; source given. OA86-203; A86-172; when fed the nutrient urea it hardly remains long enough before it is washed out. OA87-201 0

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