What kind of solution of orchid fertilizer, and what kind (I have 30-10-10) do you use for your Nepenthes, and how many sprays do you give it per foliar feeding?
The book "The Savage Garden" suggested a foliar feeding twice monthly during the growing season of an Orchid 30-10-10 fertilizer.
It also said to use a "50% solution."
So, I got some Jack's Classic Orchid 30-10-10 fertilizer. Maybe this isn't the best kind.
I've heard 19-31-17 is better for Nepenthes than 30-10-10 from a few people.
Math stuff - I think I did this right:
Funnily enough, 1/32 of a teaspoon = 1 smidgen (yes a smidgen is an official unit of measurement).One the box, it says "1/2 teaspoon per gallon of water" when using it every other week.
I'm using a 16 fluid oz spray container.
There are 128 oz in 1 gallon, so I need to use one-eighth of this amount for an orchid, or 1/16 teaspoon per 16 oz. water.
To make a 50% solution out of this, I need 1/32 of a teaspoon per 16 oz of water.
Even funnier, I have a "smidgen" measuring spoon, which holds barely 1.5 to 2 drops of water (heaping), so I can put "1 smidgen" of fertilizer in my 16 ounce spray bottle and this will be the right solution.
Am I mistaken? This seems like almost no fertilizer at all for 16 ounces of water.