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Switching to Semi-Hydro: a repotting pictorial

This is a discussion on Switching to Semi-Hydro: a repotting pictorial within the Semi Hydro / Lights / Greenhouses / Accessories forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Originally Posted by hcubed Anyway, now I am stuck because I can't find any more ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcubed View Post
    Anyway, now I am stuck because I can't find any more pots!

    I found some pots by going to a well known auction site and searching for
    Deli Containers which are available in several sizes.

    Katie

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    Thanks for the suggestion! I did of course finally find a pot right after I lamented my lack thereof!


    So I repotted on Saturday and am now sitting around wondering how long it will be before I see a reaction, either positive or negative. The phal I repotted currently has a bloom and so far itdoesn't look like it is going to be dropped - any idea how long before I am "out of the woods"?
    (I figure the first thing it would do is drop the bloom it is unhappy...)

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    Phew! I've just figured out what the drill was for! What a relief! Judi

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcubed View Post
    So I repotted on Saturday and am now sitting around wondering how long it will be before I see a reaction, either positive or negative. )
    Phals that I repot in bloom into SH never skip a beat...you should see new root tips growing in a couple of weeks....

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    Well, it's been a week now and the blooms look fine, so I think I am in the clear.

    I can't wait for more roots! I love roots! (does that make me crazy?)

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    Can s/h be done with charcoal?

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    Hcubed, I would try Lechuza pots, since you're in Germany. They are gorgeous and do the trick!

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    Thanks for the tip! I'll look into it!

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    Do any of you folks using s/h have a problem with condensation?? I keep reducing the amount of water in the bottom of the pot, in fact I've poured out almost all that will come out, and I still have lots of condensation, which I'm worried is going to rot the roots....

    The plant seems fine, in fact I think it maybe working on a new bud, but I am worried about those roots!

    Does anyone use air holes or something to increase circulation? I think that would be best, but then I am going to have a problem watering it without getting soaked!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcubed View Post
    Do any of you folks using s/h have a problem with condensation?? I keep reducing the amount of water in the bottom of the pot, in fact I've poured out almost all that will come out, and I still have lots of condensation, which I'm worried is going to rot the roots....

    The plant seems fine, in fact I think it maybe working on a new bud, but I am worried about those roots!

    Does anyone use air holes or something to increase circulation? I think that would be best, but then I am going to have a problem watering it without getting soaked!
    Hmm? Maybe you need a fan to increase air movement across your orchids. I cannot see why you would be getting condensation unless the temps inside the pot and outside the pot are very different.

    Cheers,
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