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Paph terrariums

This is a discussion on Paph terrariums within the Semi Hydro / Lights / Greenhouses / Accessories forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I recently purchased two palphs and I want to set up a terrarium for them. ...

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    I recently purchased two palphs and I want to set up a terrarium for them. Anyone growing paphs like this? If so, can you provide some guidance on how to setup the terrarium? Pics would be nice also!

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    I wouldn't recommend putting paphs in a terrarium unless you are sure they are hot growers. Most are cool to intermediate and like to stay below 85. Most are from montane areas. I tried with my P. kovachii seedlings and almost lost them.

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    The terrarium is being constructed specifically for the paphs so the environment will be catered to them. Wash your terrarium constructed for them or were they added to an existing setup?

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    It is not as bad as it may sound to grow Paph. in a terrarium. IF you can supply them with a good growing climate. To control climate within a controlled climate zone (your home) can give more stable condition then controlling a climate in a non controlled zone such as a greenhouse.

    I have though not seen many terrariums specialized for pot growth .

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    I am new to paphs and from what I read it seemed like a terrarium would be a great way to grow them if I used lights that did not generate excess heat. Am I missing something with that assumption?
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    It is not as bad as it may sound to grow Paph. in a terrarium. IF you can supply them with a good growing climate. To control climate within a controlled climate zone (your home) can give more stable condition then controlling a climate in a non controlled zone such as a greenhouse.I have though not seen many terrariums specialized for pot growth ./M

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    No Miller, I do not think so.
    It was more a comment that a terrarium is one of the most controllable environment you can have.
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    Thanks Magnus, I understood your post. I was more concerned that the other forum member's reply was so against it.
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    No Miller, I do not think so.It was more a comment that a terrarium is one of the most controllable environment you can have./M

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    Miller, did you get my PM ?

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    Checking now.
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    Miller, did you get my PM ?

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