Neutrog commenced development of Strike Back for Orchids in early 2006 through establishing trials with various commercial orchid growers and via the members of a number of orchid clubs throughout Australia. Success in these trials has resulted in Strike Back for Orchids being recommended and endorsed by the Cymbidium Orchid Clubs of SA, NSW, WA and Victoria. Strike Back for Orchids is an organic based, chemically boosted fertiliser specifically developed to enhance the growth and flower development of orchids.
Strike Back for Orchids combines the best of both worlds – its organic base provides a full range of plant nutrients in a slow release form, whilst the carefully selected water-soluble nutrients have been added to maximise the performance of each application. Strike Back for Orchids is manufactured in a pellet form. Prior to pelleting, the organic raw materials (manure and seaweed) are conditioned for up to 3 months, utilising a unique composting process.
Once composted, the water soluble nutrients are carefully blended into the organic base before finally being pasteurised and pelleted. The resultant product has an NPK ratio of approx 8:3:10 and has added magnesium, iron, manganese, zinc, copper, boron and molybdenum to the existing range of nutrients provided by its organic base – all of which are particularly necessary when growing orchids in an inert medium. Strike Back for Orchids is a complete fertiliser and no further nutrients are required.
Whilst Strike Back for Orchids can be applied throughout the year, the lower nitrogen to potassium ratio has been specifically designed to enhance the flowering process and hence Strike Back for Orchids should be applied at least from February to October each year – Seamungus can be applied for the remainder of the time, November through to January.
Apply 20 grams (2 teaspoons) per 8 inch pot per month, with relative increases/ decreases dependent upon pot size. Do not use Strike Back for Orchids when potting up young orchid plants as its high nutrient level may ‘burn’ young plants – Seamungus or Rapid Raiser are ideally suited for this purpose. Strike Back for Orchids is an ideal fertiliser for all potted flowering and fruiting plants.
- Pellet form
- Organic based
- Boosted fertiliser