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    I am ordering orchid bark for my orchids anyway! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
    Shall I mix it 1:1:1 peat, spaghnum moss(live) orchid bark?
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    You could, I wouldn't overload the mix with the bark chips or peat. Peat will weigh it down and the orchid bark will make it "chunky" for such a finely rooted plant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (jimscott @ Aug. 04 2004,6:18)]Is LFS just a little too dense?
    LFS can be depending on the type and I almost always find that any LFS compacts over time, requiring yearly repotting to keep the plant from rotting. I am hoping my new method will remedy that though, time will tell I guess.
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    I see that both of you use perlite as a common medium.

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    If I can avoid it I try to. I hate perlite as its shock white nature is distracting and it always seems to promote algae growth.
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    Tamlin also made that comment about algae. I don't like the texture because it reminds me of nails on a chalkboard. The common denominator is that it needs an airy (Arie?) media.

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    If you don't like perlite, then try a mix of sphag and orchid bark. I have never used peat with any of my Sec. Orchidiodes plants.

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    How would live sphagnum fare? I have some that is live.

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