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View Poll Results: Best orchid for new s/h'er to use as a trial

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  • Phal

    81 54.73%
  • Paph

    12 8.11%
  • Phrag

    15 10.14%
  • Onc

    11 7.43%
  • Intergenic

    3 2.03%
  • Catt

    19 12.84%
  • Vanda

    2 1.35%
  • Other

    5 3.38%
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What orchid would you suggest for first time s/h'er

This is a discussion on What orchid would you suggest for first time s/h'er within the Semi Hydro / Lights / Greenhouses / Accessories forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; gotta go with a phrag on this one, with a caveat that it's NOT a ...

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    gotta go with a phrag on this one, with a caveat that it's NOT a long-petalled species. most phrags love the stuff!

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    I'm not going for any one type as it depends on the environment that they can offer

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    I'd go with a common variety cane Den. They're inexpensive at the box store & the only thing I still have growing in S/H.

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    My vote was for phal with new roots tips showing or being in the growth mode. Any orchid needs to be in active growth though before transferring. I find big mature orchids do better in SH than small seedlings/ or weak growers.

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    I went the Phrag as I have one in S/H and its growing like crazy. I also have a Phal in s/h and it appears to be ok. I believe the Phrag in s/h would be the easiest plant for any grower, new or old to have succeed in any growing area.

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    I'd only put a phrag. in it. They love the water.

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    Phrags take to this culture so easily

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    My oncidiums and intergenerics adjusted to s/h without any transitional period and are growing really well. Even oncidium papilio that I got through a trade with just a couple of viable roots is doing amazingly well and growing new roots in all directions! My experience with phals is very limited. I only tried one phal in s/h so far. It was a sickling, but it is still alive.

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    hi all. i've been off the board for a few months but i have been moving all my 'kids to s/h and just plain old water without s/h medium. my results are outstanding. i have only four catts and four phals left in bark. i have oncs and catts in s/h or just cups of water with chop sticks propping them up. it's amazing for me to see the rapid root growth. my oncs were suffering due to inconsistent watering and now they are just taking off. will post pics soon of 'kids in glasses of water with unbelievable root growth after just three days!!!! this may have been discussed since i've been gone, but i also worried about water levels in my s/h containers. what i have read is the roots just don't grow into the water but i have found that is not so. they grow right into it and so to put less of a watering demand on myself i have increased the water level in the s/h pots and you know what? these plants took off!!!!!

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    I did not have time to water enough in regular media. I put phals, oncidiums, catts, dendrobiums and paphs in S/H and mine have all done much better. The phals are the ones that "reacted" the most at first (most losing 2-4 bottom leaves), but they have all also grown new leaves and roots from the beginning (at the same time as losing the bottom leaves).

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