Re: Superthrive

From: Dave Evans (T442119@RUTADMIN.RUTGERS.EDU)
Date: Wed Jun 16 1999 - 01:12:00 PDT

Date:    Wed, 16 Jun 99 04:12 EDT
From: Dave Evans                           <T442119@RUTADMIN.RUTGERS.EDU>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg2183$foo@default>
Subject: Re: Superthrive

Dear Matt,

> Finally got me some superthrive. I'd like to know if anyones
> had any good results using it, what type of plants theyve used
> it on, how theyve applied it (into water trays, mist, what?) and
> what dilution / frequency theyve used. Anyone notice any negative
> effects?

   Yes, don't use more than recommended. Think of steroids, a little
has great effects. Too much and your hair falls out, your umm (not
list worthy) shrinks and/or you heart may stop working after blowing
a gasket or two. Plants aren't quite so dramatic, but they can be
just as messed up.
   A drop or two per quart good to use for transplants of Nepenthes
and Heliamphora. It has no useful effect on Sarracenia that I can
notice. Use it when watering the transplant into place.

> I'd like to use it on my precious Drosera and others.

   Good idea. I feel this is the best use for this product, with
regard to CPs. Use ten drops per quart and soak your Drosera leaf
cuttings in it for a couple minutes before transfering them to
where you're going to grow them out. (Tom Hayes came up with this
one, BTW) It seems to promote foliar embyros in Drosera. I
haven't tried on Pinguicula, but would use less ST on them if
you're so inclined.

Dave Evans

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