[pleurothallid-l] MSU Fertilizer

Colleen colleenbevans at wowway.com
Mon Aug 16 17:37:40 EDT 2004

I'm using 1 tsp per 1 1/2 gallon at most waterings...once in awhile I use
straight RO or my tap water which has 180 ppm TDS. I have not experienced
any leaf tip burn... I HAVE noticed weaker flower stems this year...I dont
know if its a fert issue, light issue... the stems may be longer due to less
light...hence...weaker... I have heard this can be caused by a magnesium
deficiency, but I am no chemist (nor botanist). I was ALSO told I could use
the fert at recommended doses...I'm just afraid to do it.
As to the PPM of fert...I think the recommendation for 100PPM is a general
water quality guideline. It makes a difference what the PPM consists
of.....is it Sodium? Calcium? I'll be interested to read more on this...I'm
pretty clueless as to what strength Pleuros should get on the MSU fert.
Colleen Bevans

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