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Watering mounted minis

This is a discussion on Watering mounted minis within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; I got my pretty little minis in the mail Friday. I got a Phal lobbii, ...

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    I got my pretty little minis in the mail Friday. I got a Phal lobbii, Haraella odorata and Schoenorchis fragrans. How exactly should I get them water?

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    I have 2 of the minis you bought ,the Haraella and the schoenorchis . Both are watered in my case sprayed down in the am . if it is hot ,daily , if cool and no sun everyother day ,mine might be mounted diffrent ,the haraella is on a wire suet feeder that is stuffed with Spag. it holds water longer . The schoenorchis is on the cactus skeleton , when in growth /bud daily if not everyother day . kinda depends on your growing conditions . A hand mist bottle would work not just misted tho . or take to the sink , water well , dunking would work too .. Nice choices Gin

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    I have my mounted orchids in the greenhouses. The humidity in there is like 60-80% as the norm (90% right after misting/fogging). Even with that, we still spray the mounted orchids including my schoenorchis plants twice a day. BTW, these plants are mounted on tree-fern slabs. During the summer, we have misting system running for extended period to cool the plants and maintain the humidity. So I don't know how you will duplicate that in the house?
    Cheers. Hoa.

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    I can't duplicate this in a house LOL...
    Playing with the idea of turning a small fishtank into a terrarium... just not sure how to make it pretty......

    Yeah Gin, I think I picked some pretties :c)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tikva
    I can't duplicate this in a house LOL...
    Playing with the idea of turning a small fishtank into a terrarium... just not sure how to make it pretty......

    Yeah Gin, I think I picked some pretties :c)
    Sue posted a thread with a step by step guide to making a terrarium. I think it had an off-site link that showed photos of each step as well. Do a quick search and maybe that will give you some ideas.

    Good luck! (BTW, you could always add a bit of spag to the mount around the roots to hold a bit more moisture between waterings.)

    Cheers!
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    Hi , I grew mine in the house for a couple of years , actually the Haraella bloomed better than it has in the GH.
    The schoe. has bloomed better . It gets more light out there think that is why . Gin

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