Cu in fertilizer

bromadams(10b)November 23, 2008

Does anybody think that the bit of copper/CU that is in many fertilizers is going to have a negative effect on a bromeliad? The orchid fertilizer that I've been using does have a trace.

Does anybody have any pictures of bromeliads suffering from copper poisoning?

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hotdiggetydam

It wont hurt the broms...almost all fertilzer has trace metals in it

    Bookmark   November 23, 2008 at 10:06PM
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gonzer_gw

I believe that products for orchids and tillandsias contain something like 0.05% CU while anything above 0.10% is considered iffy depending on the frequency of use.

    Bookmark   November 24, 2008 at 8:00AM
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bromadams(10b)

Yes, 0.05% is what my orchid fertilizer has. I did just buy some Shultz liquid fertilizer that doesn't list any.

    Bookmark   November 24, 2008 at 8:12AM
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