REDWOOD BARK: Characteristics and Culture

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

Posted by Sys Admin about 4 years ago.

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Available in seedling grind (three-eighths inch), regular grind (three-quarters inch) medium chips (one inch by half-inch), and large chips ( two inch by one and a half inch); soak it five minutes before use; the pH of dry bark is 3.65, acid; water three times a week for mature plants; it has advantage of eliminating fungus (mycelium) from the root zone. OD65-249
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