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green emerald ladyslipper rebloom?

This is a discussion on green emerald ladyslipper rebloom? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Jason, I do have quite a few but with my repotting fetish, it will not ...

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    Jason,

    I do have quite a few but with my repotting fetish, it will not be a problem. I am just sick of the constant watering I have to go through.

    With s/h, what is the preferred mix for phrags ? Is it different for paphs ?
    I just want to minimize my growing effort. I love them to death but these water loving plants are starting to become a real chore.

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    OK. Did some more reading and bought 4 gal bags of aliflor (small/medium grade). The shipping cost almost got me sick.

    If any of you ever had a Vietnamese beef noodle soup called 'Pho', then you know the plastic container is perfect for s/h. I have so many.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmoney
    It works but it can get to be a pain in the #@!% if you have more than a few plants, since you end up repotting every 6-8 months. I only use it for besseae and, experimentally, for the long-petalled species. The hybrids all go into s/h and they love it.
    Embarrassing, but I don't know what is s/h ???? Tell me, b/c guessing is getting to me...

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    Hi Ania,

    S/H is semi-hydroponic. There is a post by LJA (with pictures) on how to repot using this technique. Do a search on "Switching to Semi-Hydro: a repotting pictorial" and you will find the link.

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