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MPB-1 Microbe Probiotic

MPB-1 Microbe Probiotic

Beneficial Micro-organisms that enhance soil health and biology Plant of Health's Microbe Probiotic use Effective Micro-organisms (EM) and EMs have a fascinating history. EM was discovered by a Japanese horticulturalist, Dr. Teruo Higa, some 25 years ago. The doctor...

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Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous Earth

Orchid Den's sells food grade Diatomaceous Earth Food grade Diatomaceous earth is a very useful form of pest control and a rich source of plant Silica Diatomaceous earth (DE) is a naturally occurring deposit of fossilised diatoms, silica rich ancient marine creatures,...

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Dendrobium Speciosum (Rock Orchid)

Dendrobium Speciosum (Rock Orchid)

What an amazing native orchid. Widespread on the East Coast of Australia as an epiphyte (on trees) or a lithophyte (growing on rocks). Once you have found one growing in the wild and flowering in late August to October you will be constantly looking for more. They can...

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Dendrobium Beetle Control

Dendrobium Beetle Control

An import from Queensland, these orange and black beetles grow to about 10mm long and can fly. In summer months, the adult beetle eats the new leaves of orchids. They then lay eggs in the soft, new stems and the larva, a soft white maggot-like grub hatches, then eats...

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Caring for your Phalaenopsis (Moth) Orchid

Caring for your Phalaenopsis (Moth) Orchid

These popular orchids are sold in many stores. These orchids need a clear pot as they photosynthesise through their roots, but can have a ceramic pot to steady the plant when in flower. Unfortunately they are sold as a “bunch of flowers” rather than a plant, so little...

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Silica and Potash Benefits

Silica and Potash Benefits

“PLANT of HEALTH” Silica with Potash Liquid SUPER Concentrate SILICA with the benefits of POTASH Silica is another word for Silicon and, in plants, it is present in amounts equivalent to, or higher than, elements like Calcium, Magnesium or Phosphorus. This is...

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Growing Cattleyas Nature’s Way

Growing Cattleyas Nature’s Way

Cattleyas readily grow outside of their pot. When they do grow outside their pot often that part of the plant inside the pot is in poor condition with little or no viable psuedo bulbs, whilst that part of the plant growing outside of the pot is healthy. If you remove...

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