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Got the Phal. floppies ?

This is a discussion on Got the Phal. floppies ? within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I am not alone .. Ginmonk...

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    I am not alone .. Ginmonk

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    Do you think it could be from using Captain Crunch as the medium? LOL

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    Hehe. I actually bought myself a small bag of di lecca... now I just have to figure out what plant I want to try in it first.

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    What exactly is the makeup of that stuff? Lite, heavy, porous, etc? Does it hold moisture? It is advised for specific orchids?

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    Basically, light weight, porous rocks. Holds some moisture, but breathes well, inorganic so it won't rot. Typically used in semi-hydro setups, or sometimes as just normal potting media. Another name (and probably better made) is Hydroton.

    Did I miss anything?

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    Shaydra's right, things look better lined up correctly. And if they won't grow straight my hubby is the one fussing until I prop them to make them look straight for him. Two in one house...it can be hell on the dust balls!
    We aren't anal, we are just really really bored and need something to fuss over, eh? (speaking for myself of course...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by padams2359 View Post
    Do you think it could be from using Captain Crunch as the medium? LOL
    Could be, but mine generally respond by bouncing off the ceiling. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaydra View Post
    Basically, light weight, porous rocks. Holds some moisture, but breathes well, inorganic so it won't rot. Typically used in semi-hydro setups, or sometimes as just normal potting media. Another name (and probably better made) is Hydroton.

    Did I miss anything?
    Lecca is expanded clay pellets. Useful for lots of orchids. And if it sneaks down the disposal, it just gets ground up uneventfully--unlike real rocks.

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    Anal who us ? can't be mine are in Puffed Rice Gin

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    Hmm... Well, puffed rice would definitely hold moisture... however, I would think it would be especially biodegradable.... and possibly mold prone. And stinky as it broke down... But!! Yummy to eat (up to a point).

    And I think that growing orchids successfully tends to take a bit of OCD to begin with.... some of us are just a little more 'neat freaked' than others.

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