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a small home made Orchidarium

This is a discussion on a small home made Orchidarium within the OrchidTalk Members Grow Area - Photos forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Here's a little orchidarium I am in the process of creating. I got some lovely ...

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    Here's a little orchidarium I am in the process of creating. I got some lovely species phals that I wanted to baby a bit with some extra humidity and so I tried this little experiment.

    Not to miss- the oh so elegant lighting set up! I've changed this since- it looks better now. Need to take new pictures now.
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    Here's the star of my orchidarium. This is what inspired the whole deal.
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    petite but pretty, does it have any fragrance. Your orchidarium is looking good and i bet your orchids are loving it =)

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    this is phalaenopsis minus- no, no fragrance, Byron. I've been looking for this one a long time.
    Thanks for your kind words about my orchidarium. It needs a bit of tweaking, though.

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    Hi Gita! I really love your little orchidarium. It's really nice. I want to ask though how often do you water those orchids on the slabs prominently displayed in the second picture? I have some orchids mounted in slabs like those but really have no idea how often I have to water. They are "bone" dry (even the sphagnum moss in them) easily the next day, does that mean watering them everyday?

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    Very nice! I never have much luck with very tiny orchids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boulanger2204 View Post
    ... They are "bone" dry (even the sphagnum moss in them) easily the next day, does that mean watering them everyday?
    I have the same problem with the mounts- even in the orchidarium with the hygrometer reading 70%, the mounts are bone dry. So put in a fogger, hoping to improve conditions. We'll see...
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    Here's a picture of the fogger/mister in the unit. Notice that I have a better lighting set up also now..;-))
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janet View Post
    ...I never have much luck with very tiny orchids.
    Me too, Janet! I had a tiny bulbo which was doing great, but it's fighting a bad fungus attack and hasn't bloomed again in 2 months. I'm hoping my phal minus will like the tank - and there's plenty of air circulation so it won't (hopefully) catch any nasties...

    A kingidium deliciosum was blasting its buds, but after a couple of days in the tank the buds seem to be growing and swelling- maybe they'll bloom now..(OK I need a smiley here for "fingers crossed")

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    Very nice and creative setup!!!!

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