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Semi-Hydro with a dendrobium orchid

This is a discussion on Semi-Hydro with a dendrobium orchid within the Semi Hydro / Lights / Greenhouses / Accessories forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; After much reading about semi-hydro, I was all hyped up to try it. I want ...

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    Default Semi-Hydro with a dendrobium orchid

    After much reading about semi-hydro, I was all hyped up to try it. I want to try it out. So, I chose a small NOID dendrobium which i rescued to try.



    First, I chose a NOID dendrobium to start.


    Removed the plant from the pot and washed off the roots


    Prepared some tepid water and added seaweed extract into the water


    Soaked the plant in the tepid water mixture


    Bought this container from a shop at 20cents a piece


    Punched a hole with a small screwdriver


    Repeat the punching to produce a series of holes


    Washed some charcoal


    Prepared and drank some coke, while I waited for the plant to soak


    Filled the container with charcoal, filled it with water to test the result


    Potted the plant


    Added some sphagnum on the top for aesthetic purposes


    The final product, now just need to sit and wait...more coke?

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    I've never thought of using charcoal before... I did however tried using diatomite and the
    results were not good. please update us on the progress...

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    There's one reason why charcoal is used......because that is the only thing I have in the storeroom right now

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    Good luck with this one. I will be interested to see how the charcoal works over time.

    Cheers,
    BD

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    Yes, let us know how this goes!

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    First time I see that someone decide to plant only with coal. Interesting definitely
    We are waiting for the result together

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    Quote Originally Posted by lora View Post
    First time I see that someone decide to plant only with coal. Interesting definitely
    We are waiting for the result together
    Hmmm, well, I used to have some LC that I plant with only coal. My LC yellow bird thrived on coal only medium until it fell to its death a few days ago when a strong gust of wind sent it plummeting down 27 levels....

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    Hello Siaogu,

    Any new developments with your Dendrobium? Have your ever tried charcoal as an S/H medium for Phals?

    Thanks,

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    Phals growing slow in charcoal in S/H. Hydroton proves better.

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