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Encyclia Hereford Jewel

This is a discussion on Encyclia Hereford Jewel within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; S/H is a culture method where the orchids are planted in a container containing inorganic ...

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    S/H is a culture method where the orchids are planted in a container containing inorganic media--usually expanded clay pellets. Instead of having regular drain holes at the bottom of the pot, there is a "reservoir" of about an inch of water which remains at the bottom and is gradually wicked up by the media. Lots of plants take to it because of the even moisture they get and the air around their roots. It's easier to make sure they have the right amount of water, and it goes a little longer between waterings than regular media (at least for me). The inorganic pellets don't break down like regular media does, and so you don't need to repot until the plant outgrows its pot. Those are the basics, but there are many places to read more about it.

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    There's also a really good pictorial here;

    http://http://www.rv-orchidworks.com...pictorial.html

    I found this really helpful in understanding exactly what it is and what it does!

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    Default Two more of my encyclias

    Hey, I'm having fun with these plants; they are delightful to live with. Their buds take FOREVER to open; I hope they last a long time too!

    First is Encyclia Orchid Jungle 'Valley Lake'. This little beauty is just full of flowers even though I first got it last summer.

    Next we have Epl. Little Nuggets 'Mendenhall' HCC/AOS x Encyclia alata; what a name! This one only put up one spike with a few flowers this year, but the plant is growing great guns and I think think next season should be great. The fragrance is delicious, and is my favorite thus far. I also have a small Enc. alata that was sent to me as a bonus plant; it has doubled in size in just a few months, and I'm eager for it to bloom, too.

    I know they aren't particularly impressive in the photos, but the plants full of blooms, next to all the other orchids, are wonderful. I'm hooked. I will be seeking out more encyclias.
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    Lovely encyclias! I like them too!
    Cheers. Hoa.

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