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Thread: Australian Terrestrial Orchids

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    I actually have to buy some. I'll find out where Butch gets his.

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    Cool, lmk.
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    Great White seems to be a decent product and has several species of Trichoderma along with many other mycorrhizal fungi in it. Unfortunately, Trichoderma atroviride isn't one of them.

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    i've just received the same species as well as others from the same supplier. These have the tendency and reputation to slowly decline and very difficult to maintain. I'll be pleased if either of us are successful.

    The type of substrate that I use incorporates the following. The proportions of each varies upon the species grow. I use this type of mix for my orchids only as the tuberous Drosera do not grow well in it. My tuberous Drosera are grown in the typical peat and sand mix.

    Coarse sand
    Fine sand
    Loam
    Eucalyptus mulch
    Charcoal
    Silky oak mulch
    Composted eucalyptus bark
    Pine bark
    Trace elements and minerals
    Casuarina (she oak) needles as a top dressing

    I actually don't have many photos of my own plants but can take some this season. My main passion is photographing them in the wild.

    I'll post a link shortly to a thread in another forum.

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    For those interested in images of plants in the wild from my home state of Victoria here in south eastern Australia, one of the worlds terrestrial orchid hotspots.

    http://www.cpukforum.com/forum/index...howtopic=51319

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    Thanks for the media advice. I've got most of that on the way. Luckily (for this anyway) Eucalyptus and Melaleuca are invasive in some parts of the US. These components along with regular doses of Trichoderma and mycorrhizae should put me on the right track with these species.

    Gorgeous photos ! I love seeing them in the wild. The bizarre terrestrials are my favorite orchids and Australia definitely has the strangest of the strange !

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    A group of Pterostylis curta today.

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    Beautiful plants Fred ! Mine just arrived the other day.

    I've also got my potting mix ready for the other species. It's a somewhat elaborate mix but it should provide the plants with their best chance of doing well.

    Ingredients:

    Coarse Silica Sand
    Fine Sand
    Turface
    Peat
    Alaskan Humus
    Fir Bark Fines
    Charcoal
    Eucalyptus Leaves - Mulched
    Melaleuca Leaves, Bark and Twigs - Mulched
    Willow Oak Leaves - Mulched
    Live Oak Leaves - Mulched
    Blood and Bone Meal
    Trichoderma atroviride
    Great White Mycorrhizae ( 2 additional species of Trichoderma, 7 species of Ectomycorrhiza, 9 species of Endomycorrhiza and 14 species of Beneficial Bacteria)

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