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Phal in humidity tray

This is a discussion on Phal in humidity tray within the Phalaenopsis ('moth orchid') Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; well I have been all about the fan for a long time. I'm all about ...

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    well I have been all about the fan for a long time. I'm all about airflow too!
    I'm just really leaning toward making a humidity tray though. Not because I'm trying to encourage some blooms, but because, I think my little lovelies could use a little more humid air.
    I've never made one, and will be doing my homework, but any extra tips would be sweet

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    A humidity tray is pretty simple.

    1. First get a flat rectangular backing pan like this:


    2. Then you need some small gravel or marbles or decorative glass balls - something that is not water absorbent. The bottom of your orchid pot will sit on top of the gravel and the water level will be below the top of the gravel.


    3. Make sure to keep the gravel or marbles (etc...) clean and the water level up. A fan blowing on your orchids and an air conditioner will reduce the water level pretty quickly.

    4. Also, it is a good idea to group many orchids together on a humidity tray. The close proximity to each other will increase the humidity around the plants.

    Good luck

    Cheers,
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    Once again...thanks Bruce!!! so simple and easy!! I have GOBS of beach rocks...( unabashed rockhound) that my husband has been begging me to do something with or get rid of .. I will wash the saltwater and dirt off and give them a go.
    He will be psyched too
    Since joining this forum not toooo long ago, my babies have taken on a new life.
    Where would they be without this place? I shutter to think

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