Ask Geoff Mansell Apr 12, 2012 18:42:30 GMT 7
Post by sebastian1 on Apr 12, 2012 18:42:30 GMT 7
This sounds like it must be very hit and miss if you just pick any fertliser? You must have tried many different types by now having so many years experience, do you find any particular brands work well? What EC do you use it at?
Seb: I did not mean to give the impression that it was a'very hit and miss' situation and I am a bit surprised you took it that way.
We have used many fertilisers over the years in our situation. Now if I tell you specifics and growers try this and kill or retard their plants without the experimentation I recommended, we can't be held responsible.
We have used brands that you can buy in any supermarket or hardware store such as Aquasol, Flourish, Peters etc. They all work the same. We use them at full strength on the packet. The EC is dependent on what full strength is.
Well it simply comes as a surprise to me as I have personally found Nepenthes to be somewhat sensitive to feeding and it seems to require a lot of fine tuning to get it just right. Most growers wouldn't dare select any feed that just happens to be in the supermarket and use it at full strength on an entire collection of very rare and valuable plants.
And I am intrigued by your growing techniques.
Turning away from N. lowii. How many N. rigidifolia plants do you have in your collection? It would be fantastic to produce some seed one day. Do you have any photographs?