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

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  • Phal

    79 54.11%
  • Paph

    12 8.22%
  • Phrag

    15 10.27%
  • Onc

    11 7.53%
  • Intergenic

    3 2.05%
  • Catt

    19 13.01%
  • Vanda

    2 1.37%
  • Other

    5 3.42%
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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; As the developer of the technique, the first plant I experimented with was a paph, ...

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    As the developer of the technique, the first plant I experimented with was a paph, and they did so well, it encouraged me to try others. As has been said, phrags are another good bet, but I don't understand the caveat about "no long-petaled ones", as they have done well for me, too.

    Murray nailed it: it is not the type of plant that matters - any plant can be grown in S/H culture - what's important is whether your growing conditions mesh with the technique well enough to provide the conditions the plant needs.

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    Also some Paphs are not a bad suggestion as they often require lower or the same light as Phals.

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