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please help me... in trouble, sick Moth Orchid

This is a discussion on please help me... in trouble, sick Moth Orchid within the Phalaenopsis ('moth orchid') Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; I'm sorry... messed up, i should have posted this else where....

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    Red face Phals are fine.

    I'm sorry... messed up, i should have posted this else where.

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    Your growing collection looks great. Nice work.

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    Wow! They look really well. Congratulations!!!

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    Thank you! I am taking pictures of my other babies now. I dont know what they are... I will put them up on another thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindiras View Post
    Hi Sharon,
    The S/H media is little clay pellots that have been baked at a very high temperatue that makes them porous. They are a media that does not break down like bark or sphag, so the plants can stay in the same pot for many years without root problems caused by rotting media. I like that you can use recycled plastic drink cups for pots. A local bakery/sandwich shop sells tea in a clear plastic quart size cup. Perfect for an S/H pot! For semi/hydroponice to work, the cup needs a water reservoir in the bottom, so the drain hole is placed about 1 inch up the side of the cup. I usually cut a 1/2 by 1/4 inch slot for drainage. A couple of round holes will work just as well. The clay pellots wick water up from the reservoir to the area of the orchid roots, but the space between the rounded pellots provides plenty of air for those roots. Best of both worlds for them, air and water available at all times. And with the clear plastic cup, you can see the roots! Entertainment built right in!
    Hi,
    Can you point me to where I can get more info on the S/H method? I tend to rot my phals.

    thanks

    JUlie

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdulltasha View Post
    Hi,
    Can you point me to where I can get more info on the S/H method? I tend to rot my phals.

    thanks

    JUlie
    Hi Julie, Welcome! Check out this section of OrchidTalk: SEMI-HYDRO There are many threads here that discuss S/H.

    Be sure to also look in the articles section on repotting orchids in S/H

    Also, feel free to start a new thread if you have a specific question you need answered.

    Cheers,
    BD

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    Hi all,

    Just wanted to say I liked reading this thread! Its always nice seeing someones personal journey from the beginning. Well done Sharon, lots of dedication and affection for the orchids I was the same with my citrus and bonsai, now its leading to the orchids.

    Oh, and I recently acquired 'How to Practice - The Way to a Meaningful Life' by the Dalai Lama, translated by Jeffrey Hopkins. Not very far through, but an excellent book so far on the Buddhist life

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    Good Afternoon Danny, Its has been a journey with my Orchids, thats for sure. They where all doing so well. Now I have only four left... =[ Constantly being tempted to bring another one home, but I just dont know. I have not been on Orchid Talk for a while, then saw your message. I too enjoy the teachings of the Dalai Lama. I am actually going to see him talk, on May 2 nd! Well... at least be in the same stadium. I hope your "window sill" Orchids do better than mine. Blessings =]

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    Oh wow that would be so great to hear him talk! I have heard people say that he has a flowing, humorous way of speaking that mesmerizes you lol. I hope one day I have the same opportunity.

    You can see me orchid-growing set-up on the 'orchid talk members grow area - photos' section of the forum, along with all my other plants

    How are the four you have left getting on?

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    Well... I am hoping the warmer weather and fresh air, will help them. I do not have much space in my room, and the air over the winter was VERY dry and hot. Or VERY COLD. The windows needed blocking etc... There was a point I thought I too would dry up, and or rot away too! The Spring and warmer weather is wonderful "tonic" all around! I took a peek at your babies, they are lovely! Blessings!

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