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    does anyone use this in there ping mixes?

    garden gypsum? It's in a pellet form so I don't know if it needs to be dissolved first. It hasn't killed my P. moctezumea yet
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    I just use powered stuff. Pellets would probably be better as it would rinse out slowly if you top water. How big are the pellets?
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    I'm not sure if the addition of gypsum would work well with straight up P. moctezumae. I tried more of a mineral mix, one that is alkaline with them and they slowly died out. I was given more and it was suggested that I use LFS instead. Now they flourish.




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    This is the size of the pellets .
    jimscott, That's funny because moctezumea is one of the pings I used it with and they are doing well so far.
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    The hobbyist who sent me th species originally told me to try the LFS. It's working. It was the mineral mix that failed for me, but then again, I wasn't using gypsum, either.

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    Yeah, it was a mineral mix that also killed my P. moctezumea. Hmmm...

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    Does P. moctezumea need a mineral substrate?
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    IDK. All I know is that growing it in LFS has been a good thing. They've been flowering non-stop and putting out new leaves. So for me, if it aint broke....

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