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Bio Leaf Orchid Grow 12-2-8

Bio Leaf Orchid Grow 12-2-8 is a 2-part professional formulation that can be used during the plant growth phase to assist with the development of new shoot and leaf growth. Orchid Grow contains 16 essential nutrients in the right proportions to support shoot and leaf growth.

Bio Leaf Orchid Grow

Created for Orchids

For over 35 years Orchid Grow has been used by home orchid growers and commercial growers. It was originally developed by Brian Pryor who is an orchid grower, hybridiser and a chemist. Combining his knowledge of growing orchids with chemistry he formulated Orchid Grow to supply the nutrients in the correct quantities as required by orchids.

 

Complete Nutrient Profile

Orchid Grow s formulated to include 16 essential nutrients and there is no need to supplement with any other nutrients.

Some fertilizers fail to include calcium, sulphur and adequate levels of trace elements. For example, sulphur is needed to initiate flowering, while boron, sets the flower buds and calcium produces strong, long-lasting stems. 

Another important feature of Bio Leaf Orchid Grow is its ability to stabilize the pH in orchid potting mixes. Buffering the pH is extremely important for good growth. Huge fluctuations in pH will cause the plants to sulk and affect the absorption of certain minerals.

Some fertilizers use urea or too much ammonium nitrogen. Not only does this make the potting mix extremely acidic it burns the roots. So, to help we have taken away all the guesswork. By simply adding the stock solution to water all the nutrients required to support orchid growth and flowering are supplied in the correct proportions. 

  • Nitrogen – 11%
  • Phosphorus – 2%
  • Potassium – 8%
  • Calcium – 8.5%
  • Magnesium 1.23%
  • Sulphur, Iron, Zinc, Boron, Copper, Molybdenum, Manganese, Nickel, Sodium, Cobalt and Chlorine.

 

Application Rates for Orchid Grow 12-2-8

  • 2ml Bio Leaf Orchid Grow per 1 litre of water will suffice for most orchids.
  • 1ml Bio Leaf Orchid Grow for orchids that require lower nutrient levels such as paphiopedilums.
  • Apply at least once a week. During winter months the interval between watering may be extended beyond one week. In this case, feed every time you water your orchids.
  • Begin using Orchid Grow after flowering and during active growth.
  • Switch to Orchid Bloom when your orchids show signs of flower development.

Mixing Instructions

  • Orchid Bloom consists of two stock solutions, (Two bottles) – do not mix these solutions together in their concentrated form or they will react and form crystals. To make up the nutrient solution fill your container with water first, then add your fertiliser. 
  • Fill your container with water first then and equal quantities from the A solution & B solution.
  • For those who use a meter to measure the nutrient strength 1ml fertiliser to 1 litre will provide you with EC of approximately 0.6 mS/cm2 (millisiemens per cm2).

Orchid Grow A & B solutions are derived from calcium nitrate, ammonium nitrate, potassium nitrate, mono potassium phosphate, magnesium sulphate, iron EDTA, manganese sulphate, zinc sulphate, copper sulphate, boric acid, ammonium molybdate, nickel sulphate and cobalt chloride