Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums

The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!

  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"

Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.

YES! I want to register an account for free right now!

Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 13 of 13
Like Tree11Likes

Neat idea, but is it a good one?

This is a discussion on Neat idea, but is it a good one? within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Watering without drainage has to be very careful, but I have had Paph purpuratum in ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #11
    PaphMadMan is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    My Grow Area
    Under Lights
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Member's Country Flag


    Watering without drainage has to be very careful, but I have had Paph purpuratum in a wdde glass vase similar to these jars for about a year with no problems. I would recommend deeper substrate with gravel at the bottom so you can see if there is any standing water. Lack of air movement doesn't seem to be a problem with a fairly open container like this and good air circulation in the area.

  2. #12
    cdayinflorida's Avatar
    cdayinflorida is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    My Grow Area
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Riverview, Florida
    Member's Country Flag


    I have a book on terrariums that you might like. While the information is not the best where orchids are concerned it is visually a beautiful book.

    Tovah Martin is the author.

  3. #13
    Gurj's Avatar
    Gurj is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    My Grow Area
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Whatever I can grow/care for.
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Member's Country Flag


    This is pretty. From my perspective it is absolutely possible that this could be a permanent home for slippers. Not to forget, there are more than one ways by which one is able to achieve results. Growing orchids is a subjective issue and there is no right method. As far as this setting is concerned, I'd give it a thumbs up.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Neat Photo of Orchid Seeds
    By MadOrchidist in forum Flasking Equipment & Technique
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: February 19th, 2012, 11:09 AM
  2. Some very neat sculptures
    By pavel in forum The Outback Terrace Bar
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: July 30th, 2008, 11:03 AM
  3. Neat spider & web
    By valb561 in forum A Kodak Moment: not necessarily plants...
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: September 26th, 2007, 09:13 PM
  4. Is it necessary to have these neat growing contraptions?
    By Tikva in forum Semi Hydro / Lights / Greenhouses / Accessories
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: March 7th, 2006, 07:27 AM
  5. Cattleya Hail Storm, a neat primary hybrid
    By prem in forum Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: October 16th, 2004, 11:08 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.