SOLITE: Fired Clay

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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A potting medium used by some growers in areas where orchids can be grown outdoors and where rainfall is high; not very practical for greenhouse culture in Florida. Wll-212
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SOLITE: Aluminum Slag Used as lightweight concrete aggregate, adaptable for Florida to add to potting media; has appearance of small clods of baked mud; its pH changes little; little accumulation of salts; holds 30% of its weight of water; all kinds of plants flourish in it. A68-127+; F68-14 0
SOLITE CULTURE: Vandas Best results are achieved with it over tree-fern or large fir bark in Florida; use larger than the three-eights inch, mesh size. F68-14 0
SOLITE CULTURE: Yellowing of Cattleyas Minor elements are usually supplied as impurities in commercial fertilizers or in water or in additives; spray plants in solite with minor elements as a foliar feed weekly. F70-132 0

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