SUPERPHOSPHATE: What Is It?

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

Posted by Sys Admin almost 4 years ago.

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It is the end product obtained when rock phosphate is mixed with sulphuric acid but not phosphoric acid; it contains about 16 to 20% of P205 (means soluble phosphate), A61-981; single super-phosphate has an analysis of 0-20-0; used as a dry feed on cymbidiums. A68-1058; OWD
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SUPERPHOSPHATE: A Fertilizer On cymbidiums and cattleyas use a heaping teaspoon spread evenly over a 10-inch pot surface, or half that for an eight-inch pot of a cymbidium; for cattleyas use five level teaspoons in five gals, water, stir and let stand overnight, apply one or two cups per plant. A63-303 0

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