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Culture Orchid Doctor

by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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For paphiopedilums to be nearly self-sustaining use a mix of flaked oak leaf mold and/or chopped osmunda, with bark; could add a little very coarse sand, some Turface, perlite or sphagnum. A75-618
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TERRARIUMS: For Orchids Generally Use a 30-gal. long glass tank; use fluorescent lighting; use sheet moss from decaying birch logs; use a substrate of one inch perlite; build up contours with medium size firbark; use no soil; top off with 1.5 inch, medium grade tree fern fiber covered with sheet moss; plants: Erias, pleurothallis, notylia, sigmatostalix, barbosella, stelis, platystele, haemaria, or goodyera. ODA76(2)-20+; also suitable are Ludisia sp. A77-108 0
TERRARIUMS: "three Dimensional" Use of tree-fern and osmunda to provide different levels for growing; their characteristics; a list of about 30 miniatures suitable for growing is given; refer to A76-136+ 0

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