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Growing Phals (or other orchids) in a Saucer

This is a discussion on Growing Phals (or other orchids) in a Saucer within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; oh my goodness.....these pics are amazing. You are growing such beautiful plants, Eric...

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    oh my goodness.....these pics are amazing. You are growing such beautiful plants, Eric

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    Wow, very nice idea Eric, very clever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by paphioboy View Post
    I have been using shallow clay pots for phals, suspended with a single wire (tilted at an angle), so it is similar to this, but the pots are a bit deeper than the saucers you use.
    Yes, it is similar.

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    Wow, very nice idea Eric, very clever!
    It is not my idea. I was inspired by David Jubineau, a french man specialized in Bulbophyllum. David uses clay beads and sphagnum. David's Website

    Thank you all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eorchids View Post
    Yes, it is similar.


    It is not my idea. I was inspired by David Jubineau, a french man specialized in Bulbophyllum. David uses clay beads and sphagnum. David's Website

    Thank you all.

    ah... but yet its a clever idea you got to use on your collection. And they seem to do very well.

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    I've come back to revisit the photos several times. I can see me using the stacks of saucers I have on a bunch of different genus. I have gesneriads that would love the shallowness of the saucer. I have a few begoinas that are epiphytic and of course ferns. I think all the small footed ones will look spectacular in them
    Again, thanks for sharing!

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    Do you always give them Ferts (frequecy)? since the medium is Sphag which have no nutrional value and just retains water and moisture?

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    It's a good idea Cathy. Show us if you try.

    Jeffrey, I give Ferts about 3 waterings on 4, less in winter and no Ferts if plant rests (Dendro, Cat...). Sometimes, I give Ferts by spray when I spray my saucers (plant and sphagnum) between 2 waterings during warm days.
    Watering each week or each 10-15 days in winter, sometimes each 3 days in summer.

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    That's a great idea. You plants look extremely healthy and well grown. I will definately give that a try.

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    Good idea I cant use clay pot too heavy, nice shots.

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    first of all your plants looking healthy and awesome .. its a nice idea to mount on saucers ..
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