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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:54 pm 
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Thede 4n grandes are nearly twice as large as the normal ones.
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Really nice Phraggy - lovely clean leaves.

do you ever suffer from Basal rot? any tips? already got lots of air movement, water is changed regular, PH is 6.8, feed at 150 micro siemens.

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Really nice Phraggy - lovely clean leaves.

do you ever suffer from Basal rot? any tips? already got lots of air movement, water is changed regular, PH is 6.8, feed at 150 micro siemens.

thanks Mark


Hi Mark and the very best of luck with your new project. If my memory serves me right I did suffer at times from this many years ago and I put it down to too much water in that area. I remember that placing polystyrene chips around that area stopped the problem. A sure way to stop rot of any kind is to treat with dragons blood. It can be purchased from ebay from the raw food company. It has also to be 100% pure sap from the croton lechleri tree. Also I only feed twice per year with fish ,blood and bone. I know a lot of growers feed at very high levels of tds but I don't think it neccesary as long as they are getting good quality water you will have no problems.
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Look fantastic Ed. Grande is my favourite phrag.
Mine is still developing its buds. Any special treatment tips for good flowering?
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how do you apply the "dragons blood" - is it just sprayed on the rot?


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how do you apply the "dragons blood" - is it just sprayed on the rot?


Hi Mark. No need to spray just dab it on.
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Look fantastic Ed. Grande is my favourite phrag.
Mine is still developing its buds. Any special treatment tips for good flowering?
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If you have buds there are no tips needed --- just do what you have been doing.
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PS. giving Solihull a miss in January unless I have something nice to show!!!!


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PS. giving Solihull a miss in January unless I have something nice to show!!!!


Well I hope you do have something nice then, Ed. Otherwise I'll miss having a longer chat with you.
I'm doing the full weekend this time - twice as long to weaken my resolve not to buy any more plants!
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Hi Ed!Looking good!


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Hi Ed!Looking good!


Thanks a lot Barry.
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