tips for climbing Phrag. besseae

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Paul

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hello all,

Here's an idea on how to grow climbing besseae, look at what I did, very easy, and of course I will tell you if it works or not!:)



There are growdan growcubes inside the wire, and Sphagnum all arround it.
 
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perhaps it could be interesting to add to the newly created plastic basket, some limestones and some sort of slow release calcium, boro and other microelements, like egg-shell, etc....
just another idea. remember PB likes to grow lithophitic...
 

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perhaps it could be interesting to add to the newly created plastic basket, some limestones and some sort of slow release calcium, boro and other microelements, like egg-shell, etc....
just another idea. remember PB likes to grow lithophitic...
yes, but I think rocks are cover with moss, so they should like pH about 5-6

I will probably use living sphagnum instead of this dead sphagnum later.

And I use an organic fertiliser, there are all nutrients needed by the plant.:D
 

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perhaps it could be interesting to add to the newly created plastic basket, some limestones and some sort of slow release calcium, boro and other microelements, like egg-shell, etc....
just another idea. remember PB likes to grow lithophitic...

Isaias
I am very interest to hear your detail opinion about this, because this is the second time I hear someone mentions limestone for besseae.
I wonder whether partially why our besseae declining is not just temperature but also lack of calcium.
Do they grow in limestone area in natural habitat?
 

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How is that going to contain the climbing besseae? Are you hoping the roots will grow into the wire?
Yes, that's what I'm expecting for, I will help roots to grow by recovering them with sphagnum moss, kept wet.
But I won't be disappointed if that doesn't work so good, this one don't grow very easy...:wink:
 
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