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Re: ca deficiency in swords

> Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2001 18:42:51 -0700
> From: "Roger S. Miller" <rgrmill at rt66_com>
> Subject: Re: ca defficiency in swords
> elie wrote:
> > recently my amazon sword, which has been rapidly growning ever
> > larger,seems to have developed a calcium defficiency.
> > the leaves are all crinkled and bent.
> For me, sword plants are always the most prone to Ca deficiency.

Do you think A. Madagascariensis is also prone ?

> > So my question is what is the best way
> > to deliver Ca to the roots of my sword?  I was planning
> > on just shoving a piece of eggshell into the substrate
> > by its roots.  will this be effective? anyone?
> That might work.  I use 500 mg calcium tablets, cut in half and pushed
> into the substrate near the base of the plant.  The first new leaf the
> plant develops after the treatment is always free of distortions. 
> Already deformed leaves won't recover.

Where is your source for these tablets ?