Tropiflora Succulent Mix
Tropiflora Succulent Mix – While we call this our ‘succulent mix’ we use this for many more things around the nursery. Succulents thrive in it under our rather wet, humid conditions and so do many plants such as terrestrial bromeliads, tuberous Arums and others. It is a good quality mix that we have custom made for us in 50 yard loads.
The formula is:
- 15% Canadian Peat
- 45% small Fir Bark
- 15% coarse Sand
- 35% coarse Perlite (Sponge Rock)
It has a pH of 6.0. You may notice that the formula adds up to 110%, this is because of the sand component which tends to ‘disappear’ in the mix and not change total volume.
Air Plant Fertilizer
Tropiflora's Air Plant Food Soluble 20-10-20
This is a good quality, versatile formula for epiphytic plants. This fertilizer does not use urea as a nitrogen source, as it is not usable by epiphytic plants. Water soluble, it can be used in daily irrigation or applied at intervals. Will not burn foliage at recommended rates and does not stain foliage. This is the fertilizer we use here at Tropiflora for our bromeliads, orchids and all epiphytic plants.
Guaranteed Analysis: Total Nitrogen (N) 20% 7.90% ammoniacal nitrogen 12.10% nitrate nitrogen Available phosphate (P2O5) 10% Soluble potash (K2O) 20% Magnesium (Mg) 0.10%Boron (B) 0.02%Copper (Cu) 0.025% Iron (Fe) 0.05%Manganese (Mn) 0.025% Molybdenum (Mo) 0.0029% Zinc (Zn) 0.025%
Application Rates: Constant Feed: A rate of 50 to 150 ppm of nitrogen is recommended. For bi-weekly applications: Use at the rate of 1½ to 2 tsp per gallon of water. Monthly: 1 to 1½ to tbs/gal.
Octagon Vanda Basket
Useful for many epiphytic plants and essential for Vanda culture. These sturdy, well made baskets are manufactured in Central America from Cedrela odorata, or Tropical Cedar, which has a cedar fragrance and looks like mahogany.
The source of this wood for baskets is mostly as a byproduct of furniture manufacturing, it is long lasting, non toxic to plants and resists rot. The galvanized wires that hold the slats together are of a heavy gauge to last for years.
Cork - Assorted Sizes
We offer cork pieces already broken into useful sizes, especially useful for those who may find it difficult to break pieces up by hand. Thickness varies from about a half inch to an inch and weighs 2 ounces (small) and 6 ounces (medium) each.
This material is widely touted to be the best and most durable substrate for mounting epiphytic plants; resisting rot and pests and lasting for many years under greenhouse conditions. The upper surface is rough and craggy and the underside, harder and fairly smooth. This product is harvested sustainably in Portugal from Quercus suber, the cork oak, and it's main use is for bottle stoppers and shoe soles. This is a completely natural product. Easily broken into any size needed and can be 'drilled' with an awl or ice pick.
Mounting Plaque - Cedar Slat