Quantcast

fairrieanum, calcarious or not?

Slippertalk Orchid Forum

Help Support Slippertalk Orchid Forum:

Rick

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 9, 2006
Messages
12,765
Reaction score
3
Location
Leiper's Fork, TN
Most of the documents I've come across associate fairrieanum with limestone.

The Pradham document associates the species with gneiss. If this is the case then fairrieanum would do better in somewhat acidic root conditions rather than basic.

Although mine are fairly prolific growers they seem to have allot of problems keeping lots of roots going (and this is a species I've kept in neutral/basic mediums over the years).

It may be time to get the oyster shell away from this one.
 

silence882

Lurker
ST Supporter
Joined
Jun 8, 2006
Messages
962
Reaction score
76
Location
Maryland
Both!

From what I've read it grows in both calcareous and non-calcareous substrates.

--Stephen
 

littlefrog

Hop-meister
Joined
Jun 10, 2006
Messages
1,122
Reaction score
68
Location
Mid Michigan
I never added any lime or oyster shell to my fairrieanums and they die anyway... Not a species I do well with. Love the hybrids, though.
 

Latest posts

Top