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Algae in S/H

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    Those who get algae buildup in s/h pots, do you leave it be or get rid of it?

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    I have left it, figuring that since seaweed emulsion is good for orchids, a little algae couldn't hurt. I guess if it started to take over it might though. I'll be curious to see other replies.

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    I get this sometimes,so i leave it..but if it gets very bad then i would clean the pot but remove the orchid first haha..and put the orchid back in again

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    I usually leave it alone, but make sure to remove algae that clogs the drain holes.
    If it gets really bad, try switching to S/H containers that are solid color to prevent sunlight from reaching inside the container. Wrapping them in aluminum foil works too.

    The nice thing about S/H culture is that you can relocate the entire plant into a new S/H pot and then you can clean up the old pot. The plant will barely feel this change.

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    Thanks all, I'll leave it be.

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