In 2010 Triplantanol Orchid is the only triacontanol based food specific for orchids on the market, worldwide.
Triplantanol Orchid is especially developed for feeding tropical pot plant orchids. These are the most widely available plants in the houseplant market.
N.P.K. 17-3-9 Approx.
For non-orchids and other houseplants use Triplantanol Standard mix.
Feed your orchid plant for 10p for 6 weeks. A single feed will last 6 weeks.
Apply 1gm (1/2 teaspoon) / 12 cms (500ml vol) pot.
Triplantanol Orchid continues working over many weeks.
Liquid feed flows out of the pot and down the drain!
How to grow orchids. Generally orchids are not difficult to grow and as long as you concentrate initially on easy more commonly available types they should not prove to be any more difficult that a range of other pot plants. It is important however to understand a little bit about orchids. The plants are often planted in their own special compost, have a distinctive growth habit and cycle and require suitable temperatures and light levels. Much information regarding growing conditions is available in books and on the world wide web. Visiting a specialist orchid nursery is also a very good start into the hobby as that will give a true feel of the range of plants available. Attending orchid shows is also an education in itself especially if there is a help desk or beginners guides on sale. It can also show you how good you might get in the future!
The most commonly available pot plant orchid is the Phalaenopsis hybrid. This is widely available and cheap enough to be regarded as a disposable plant.
Triplantanol Orchid can be used to feed Phalaenopsis, Paphiopedilums, Odontoglossums, Oncidiums, 'intergenrics' Zygopetalums, Lycastes, Cymbidiums and many others. We would urge some caution in feeding some small tropical epiphyte orchids as they are sometimes particularly sensitive to salts with their fine root system. Always proceed with caution with these genera and be sure not to over feed your plants.
Triplantanol Orchid can be used to feed orchids potted in bark composts and coir mixes. We would not suggest feeding plants in rockwool mixes unless adequate good quality water is applied to ensure sufficient wetting and dissolving of Triplantanol Orchid.
Orchids need regular repotting. Repot in similar type compost to what the plants are already growing in. Repot at the correct time of year or growth cycle. You can feed with Triplantanol Orchid after new roots have started to emerge.
Do not apply if compost is poor or breaking down. Repot your plant and apply feed after new roots have begun to emerge. Sickly plants need to recover before feeding is started. A sick plant will not benefit from feeding.
With good cultivation and correct feeding, spectacular growth rates can be achieved with your plants. Most orchid flowering is plant age and environment specific. This means you will have to give your plants the right conditions to encourage flowering or growth or both.
Unfortunately if you do not give your plant the right conditions, no fertiliser in the world will make them flower....Triplantanol Orchid is good...but not that good!
Orchid Houseplant buyers in UK, Europe and North America, should also be aware. There are some genera of orchids offered through garden centres or supermarkets or multiples that are quite unsuitable for home cultivation on the windowsill.
These genera and hybrids often require high light or high humidity or both to initiate flowering. Tropical Genera and hybrids of Vanda complex, Ascocenda, Dendrobium (hardcane) will be difficult to re flower as light levels are often too low on windowsill.
In addition many Dendrobiums (softcane) that require a cool winter for flowering are a difficult to re flower as a houseplant.
We have a lot of experience in growing orchids based on commercial growing at one of the largest orchid nurseries in the UK back in the mid 1970's. See Wyld Court Orchids
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