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Substrate for Billbergia?

Posted by gartemua 5b (My Page) on
Wed, May 19, 10 at 11:58

What kind of substrate used for Billbergia?
I use pine bark, moss, and forest substrate. But I think that this is not enough, whether you want to add a deciduous ground?
Who has any recommendations would be about this?
If there already had such a theme, tell me where she is.


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RE: Substrate for Billbergia?

Hi Gartemua ,

Here in Oz we tend to use composted ( Pine ) bark as a medium for growing Billbergia ,the pieces are roughly from 1/2 to 1 cm size ,little fertiliser is used and it must be very low in Nitrogen ( 2 % ) or leaves lose their colour till the nitrogen is used up ,allthough this effect is less noticeble on the Helicoids ( Brasiliansis ,Rosea ,Venezualiana etc ,) is this of any help ?
Jack


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RE: Substrate for Billbergia?

My all-around brom mix is 50/50 mix of small orchid bark nuggets and high quality potting soil with some handfuls of perlite and pumice thrown in.


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RE: Substrate for Billbergia?

I have mine under a live oak in plenty of pine bark and oak leaves. That way they get some moisture retention and plenty of air for the roots!


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RE: Substrate for Billbergia?

Thank you very much, the issue has been exhausted.


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