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Thread: Does anyone root fertilise their Heliamphora?

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    Where do you get your trichoderma Av8tor?

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    crystal on these forums sells the good stuff in small batches good for hobbyists. I've been using it for a few months on my neps, helis, and cephs. Still to early to see any discernible difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightsky View Post
    Still to early to see any discernible difference.
    While studies have shown increased vigor & root development in crop plants, imho, the largest benefit of Trichoderma is the one that isn't seen - the absence of pathogenic fungal attacks (ie: the often-discussed sudden death syndrome in Cephs & a similar malady in Heli's as well as something nasty with Sarrs...)
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    +1 on Ron's comments.... the photographic research images of trich coiling itself around the pathogens and attacking them are awesome

    Any increase in growth and vigor is simply icing on the cake

    +1 on crissy
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    Hi,
    When you water in Trichoderma do you pour it from above or could you stand the plant in a saucer and fill the saucer with the treated water? I have a few big Cephs I want to treat and not keen on soaking them from above as the pitchers fill the pot.
    I have had a few issues with some of my VFTs developing rotten roots which them infects the bulb of the plant. Is it likely that Trichoderma might help "cure" this issue or would I need to use a fungicide first. And them once (if) the plant recovers and once the effects of the fungicide wears off them treat with Trichoderma?
    What dosage of Trichoderma do you use? 1 teaspoon to a gallon for example?
    Sorry to hijack this thread!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightsky View Post
    crystal on these forums sells the good stuff in small batches good for hobbyists. I've been using it for a few months on my neps, helis, and cephs. Still to early to see any discernible difference.
    Thanks Nightsky!

    Hello Bill,

    I recommend pouring the Trich (once mixed with water) over the plant into the to pot. You could fill a saucer with it, but I don't recommend it. Anaerobic bacteria tends to form if the mixture sits up too long. If you fill the saucer and dump any excess within a few hours, there should not be a problem.

    It is possible that the Trich could help clear up what is going on with your VFTs. I know it can help prevent rot with Sarracenia rhizomes. It would be worth a try using the Trich before a fungicide in my opinion since the plants are already stressed. The fungicide could finish them off. The Trich is more gentle, and natural.

    One teaspoon per gallon is exactly what I use. There is also the granular version of Trich that isn't mixed with water. It can be sprinkled in the media when you're mixing it up and directly on the plants as well.

    Hope this helps
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    Bill...when I use trich (although I did drive my dear buddy Av8tor here crazy when I told him I do this )..I jut mix a quarter tablespoon up into a 1.5L spray bottle that I use to water my plants. Then...I just water it as normal...over the crown, moss...whatever..just like a regular watering. You will notice that after a trich watering...the water coming out of the bottom will be a bit brown. In fact I know I might be overdosing on the trich as I am left with a white deposit all over my tank and plants by the time I finish...but never found any illeffects. I think the proper dosage is like a teaspoon per gallon or something.

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