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RE: Links, Forums, Vendors, etc? (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: mikedahms on 07.13.2010 at 01:02 pm in Hoya Forum

These are my favorite sites - German use Google translate - use Google translate great photos
Paul Shirley Succulents



Mike's faves.
clipped on: 07.13.2010 at 03:59 pm    last updated on: 07.13.2010 at 03:59 pm

RE: What is this Al's gritty mix? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: tapla on 02.18.2010 at 11:18 am in Container Gardening Forum

Equal parts by volume of:

pine or fir bark in 1/8-1/4" size
Screened Turface (may substitute calcined DE, such as NAPA floor dry)
Gran-I-Grit (crushed granite in grower size or #2 cherrystone)




Mix Pug uses for her plants. :)
clipped on: 07.13.2010 at 03:57 pm    last updated on: 07.13.2010 at 03:57 pm

RE: fertiliers are confusing grr (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: angeleyedcat on 05.31.2010 at 08:24 am in Hoya Forum

I too have heard that in African Violets bloom boosters aren't really proven to work and can cause markings on leaves, never had it happen tho but I've rarely used boosters.

I do use beer fert (1 can beer, 1 cup epson salts, 1/2 cup ammonia, 2 cup water - I do not add molassas) once every 2 weeks for at least a year on my hoyas, thanksgiving and orchid cactus. They all grow well and faster than they did for me before it, most that are old enough to bloom (except the fishtail) bloom on a regular basis. I've only tried VF-11 and Schultz Orchid and Schults African Violet on the hoyas previously but now stick with the beer fert instead because it works for me. I haven't tried any of the other fertilizers suggested tho hopefully will one day. I have NEVER had a mold or bug issue with the beer fert, plus the plants it is used on all summer outside.


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