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This is a discussion on My Grow Area's within the OrchidTalk Members Grow Area - Photos forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I have 60 some-odd orchids crammed into my small area. Going to replace the ugly ...

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    smwboxer is offline Senior Member
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    I have 60 some-odd orchids crammed into my small area. Going to replace the ugly floor lamp with a hanging t-5 fixture. Also, my Milt. Edie Brown has three of it's 5 spikes open
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    how do you control your humidity and temptaure in your growing room?

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    You get a lot of mileage out of small space. I certainly know the feeling. And I'd like to repeat from other threads, the currently blooming Milt and Odontobrassia are nice.

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    Very well done! Just curious, is that a Gardenia in the foreground of the second image?

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    I have humidifiers that run by the fans near each grow area. Since I have such big windows, I don't really worry about temp. control. It get naturally cool at night in the winter and warms up nice during the day.

    Yep, that's a gardenia. Turns out it likes the same conditions as the orchids. Not only is it growing, it's covered in buds for the second time this year.

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    Neat! Years ago I tried to grow gardenia under lights with no success. Now, with T5's, I just might try again. Love the fragrance!

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    Mitch - light, humidity, and a fert. for acid lovers and you will have blooms.

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    Great looking milts!!

    Cheers,
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    Nice and cosy grow-area. Love that milt, esp the waterfall pattern.

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    Kudos on the Gardenia! I haven't even bothered trying them -- my humidity is rarely above 30% and my temps are too warm. Likely the reason for my lack of success with Milts. *sigh* Yours is beautiful ... wish I could keep them happy.

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