Thought I'd post a comparison of flower color between one of our Peruvian and one of our Ecuadorean clones. Not a dramatic difference, but enough to make us favor the Peruvian clone when it comes to producing Phrag. besseae seedlings or hybridizing for red flower color.
Our Phrag. d'alessandrois - adults or seedlings-don't sit in water but are watered twice a week. Our Phrag. besseae are watered every other day, or sit in water depending upon the size and time of year.
Same formula we've used for many years, Eric.
- 8 parts Sequoia seedling bark (1/8-1/4" particle size)
- 1 part coarse perlite (1/8-1/4" particle size)
- 1 -part #3 size charcoal
- 1 - part chopped NZ sphagnum moss (1-2" length)
We use these particle sizes because the mix promotes good...