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This is a discussion on Water beads? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I may have mentioned in another post, somewhere, that in my mini greenhouse, orchids that ...

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    I may have mentioned in another post, somewhere, that in my mini greenhouse, orchids that are the most difficult for me to reach, are doing the best because I don't fuss with them or even water them as often, LOL...I DEFINITELY concur with Carolla!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carolla View Post
    Water them, put them somewhere out of bright light on humidity trays. The humidity trays will help some for a while, but they'll be fine. I wouldn't restrict air movement, as that can cause fungal infections and rot, they are better off thirsty. Tiny mini orchids may not do too well for that long, but the normal ones will be fine. I often forget to water mine for ten days at a time!
    Unfortunately, I do have a few (Diaphananthe millarii, Cadetia chionantha, & a thin-leaved, relatively new to me Plectrelminthus caudata) that need a bit of water each day (hopefully, this phase will pass!)

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