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New indoor house design with Phalaenopsis's

This is a discussion on New indoor house design with Phalaenopsis's within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; The reason I began to search out information on Phalaenopsis was because of this design. ...

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    Default New indoor house design with Phalaenopsis's

    The reason I began to search out information on Phalaenopsis was because of this design. As I am buying some to have as plants, i have been keeping my eyes open for this thing to be manufactured. But with research of the flower i haven't seen much information about them growing in water. How long would they last in pure water?

    Also...I'd presume that it would be great breeding ground for bugs and the water would also eventually become nasty? What do you guys think?


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    Hello Michael.You might want to take a look at this older posting about Water Culture.I think that there is about 5 or 6 posts on growing in water. I hope this helps. Good Luck,Rich
    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...r-culture.html

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    Yea i kinda glanced over that post earlier. I'm not sure if im just bad @ using the search option or what but another 20minutes didnt show up any other posts.

    With this model i'd assume it would be pretty hard to change the water and as miki mentioned he changes it when it starts turning green (offering enough time for some bugs to lay eggs and hatch).

    Has anyone else tested water growth with phals? Do phal's blooms last longer too or no?

    Also, are they normally grown from water or were they slowly transitioned into the water?

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    Check the tags, Michael. Water Culture might pull up some other threads on the subject.

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    I highly doubt that the plants were growing on that wall to begin with. They were probably planted there temporarily as a floral arrangement (to be thrown out afterwards). There isn't adequate light to bloom them

    But neat set up anyway, Phals could be grown that way.

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    It was an interior designed item that i'd assume would be put near a window. There is a fan on the bottom of the machine that send air from the bottom up, or something like that. I'd presume that it would not work there the entire time. But if the product is ever made, customers that ordered it would never know (as i didn't).

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    try looking up aeroponics. It a great method of growing It might give you some ideas....and with that i want 25/75..haha :P

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    As I recall, Becky15349, Rich63 and OrchidLady did some posting re: Phal's in water.

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    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...ure-works.html

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    LOL andrew i'm definitely not the designer! I have contacted him 2 months ago to see where his progress is on the piece. I was just another dude waiting for that thing to be made. Meanwhile im buying own orchids!!

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    Cool idea! Unusual. And still a harmony of colors.

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