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UPDATE Phals and Oncidium orchid in semi-hydro

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    Quote Originally Posted by k_andreev View Post
    i saw all plants are flipping,for me i always stake them when i repot or move to s/h. it help the plant stabilize (just my opinion)
    I'm interested in what you said, can you share a picture of how you stake.
    Furthermore, when i moved my plants to S/H, i made sure that the plants areal roots stayed outside the pots, that's why the plants are flipping.

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    Johnny...her're my plants in s/h

    first try Phal in S/H




    Another one for Catts



    last one,i've just got green Phal yesterday




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    Quote Originally Posted by k_andreev View Post
    Johnny...her're my plants in s/h

    first try Phal in S/H

    Another one for Catts

    last one,i've just got green Phal yesterday



    Kitty,

    Thank you for your pictures. I will implement your method once the phals establish some new roots.
    I have a question for you, the last phal that you acquired yesterday, did you get it already potted in S/H or did you repotted yourself, if you did it yourself, what was the medium that the phal was potted in?

    Thanks.

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    yes Johnny i repot it by myself.the mix is Hydroton clay like yours which i soak it in the bucket,ready to use any time.the black thing that i use to stake is cable ties

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    Quote Originally Posted by k_andreev View Post
    yes Johnny i repot it by myself.the mix is Hydroton clay like yours.the black thing that i use to stake is cable ties
    Kitty, I meant the medium before hydroton, was it bark or moss?

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    sorry about that,of course it was in the moss.

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    I had a delivery of 100 litres of Hydroton this week, looked a little dusty - i put it in buckets with good rain water, and after 24 hours the water gave a reading off the scale - which goes up to EC 4000 !. After three changes of water its now down to just over 1000 - so maybe another two changes it will be ready for use. But do beware anyone using this stuff - it can be very fiery indeed !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetman View Post
    I had a delivery of 100 litres of Hydroton this week, looked a little dusty - i put it in buckets with good rain water, and after 24 hours the water gave a reading off the scale - which goes up to EC 4000 !. After three changes of water its now down to just over 1000 - so maybe another two changes it will be ready for use. But do beware anyone using this stuff - it can be very fiery indeed !
    Dorstman, I clean my hydroton with a pressure hose to remove all the dust a couple of times, and then soak it for 24 hours prior to use.

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    Nice orchid-ing, Johnny! They look very happy in semi-hydro. Please continue to keep us updated.

    cheers,
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    I agree with you Geoff,i rinse the clay till the water is clear and soak it with root hormone for 24Hours before use.

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