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S/H observation

This is a discussion on S/H observation within the Semi Hydro / Lights / Greenhouses / Accessories forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hello all, I am finally back from a bussiness related trip to Maryland. Shortly before ...

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    Default S/H observation

    Hello all, I am finally back from a bussiness related trip to Maryland. Shortly before my trip I switched a couple of my orchids over to SH. When I got back I noticed two things. First of all, my Kaleidoscope Phalaenopsis looked GREAT, the new growth seems to have taken off...however, it looks as though the older roots don't seem to appreciate the switch. They don't look that hot but otherwise the plant looks fine, vibrant and happily shaded by the greenery of my Brassia Spider's Gold.

    Is this normal? I am assuming that as with any environmental change, the newer roots adapt and the older ones either put up with it or die off.

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    pretty much all the old roots die off after the switch one way or another. It will grow more soon.

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