Looks good Johnny.
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This is a discussion on UPDATE Phals and Oncidium orchid in semi-hydro within the Semi Hydro / Lights / Greenhouses / Accessories forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; This post is an update to this following thread: http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...ns-please.html Today, I transferred my latest ...
This post is an update to this following thread:
Today, I transferred my latest acquisitions into S/H as my dear friend Amey Bhide suggested.
The Hydroton was washed several times and soaked for 24 hours prior to use.
I started with the Oncidium, when I removed it from the shipping pot, I was surprised to see lots of new white roots growing out and I also found two new green growths.
The Oncidium was potted in a mixture of Bark and Sphagnum Moss, I took me a while to get rid of all the Moss that was stuck between the tangled web of old roots.
I only covered the base of the bulbs with hydroton.
I don't know what type of Oncidium I have, the seller told me that I has white flowers.
Then I transferred my new Phals into S/H; I cut the flower spikes off and placed them in a vase, because Halloamey suggested that the plant should focus on producing new roots instead of focusing all the energy on the flowers. I sprinkled some cinnamon on the cut spikes.
The roots were all green and pulp, i removed a couple of roots entirely and also trimmed some of the other roots with the dry ends (areal roots)
I did my best to keep all the areal roots outside the S/H medium.
This is an old Phal that has been in Hydroton for six months now and is putting out a new spike, it was previously placed in a S/H mixture of Perlite and black Lava Rocks.
After I finished transferring my new plants into S/H, I cleaned all the leaves with lemon juice and paper towels, I only cleaned the top part of the leaves.
A group Photo:
From Right to Left:
1- Oncidium (---)
2- Phal. Happy girl x Phal. - M. Valentine - N Cinderella - x T Fire Bird
3- Phal. Golden Peoker 'BL' - HCC-AOS
4- Phal. Taisuco kochidian NFS x yukimai NFS w-y X Self
5- Phal. Firebird x Phal. Modern Beauty (Deep Water Culture)(This is an old Phal that had all its roots dry out about a month ago probably because of the very cold winter that we experienced this year)
Names courtesy of the University of Florida, Orchid Photo Library.
Photos: Orchid Photo Library - Orchidology (ORH 4280) - Tropical Research & Education Center - UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
I will update this thread with the results.
Looks good Johnny.
they all look good but one more thing is to stake your plants up so i'm not alone for S/H
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)
Congrats Johnny. Those look good. Please share their progress later. .
How did you manage to get the old media off the onc? I have a brsdm that I repotted into s/h but was afraid to be too aggressive with the root ball; everything seemed pretty well stuck in there!
I'm interested to see the progress too once these have settled in