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growing orchids on top of pebbles in water

This is a discussion on growing orchids on top of pebbles in water within the Semi Hydro / Lights / Greenhouses / Accessories forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Originally Posted by gidi yes it will since phal roots should be dry, this way ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gidi View Post
    yes it will since phal roots should be dry, this way they don't get wet since they dont touch the water, but there is a humidity due to the water vapor (this mean from time to time you need to add water to the vase) it's like having an orchid inside a terrarium only in this case the roots are inside and the leaves and spike are outside, it's a good idead to sprinkel the leaves daily in the morning and also a few spalsh to the roots
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    Wonderful use for those old florists vases I can't get myself to throw away... I am going to give this a try-- thanks!

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