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Miltoniopsis in SH

This is a discussion on Miltoniopsis in SH within the Semi Hydro / Lights / Greenhouses / Accessories forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I've had this Miltoniopsis in SH for some time now (I'd say 6 to 8 ...

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    I've had this Miltoniopsis in SH for some time now (I'd say 6 to 8 weeks) and it looks happy. The new growth is growing steadily and it is even growing new roots. I'll keep you posted.

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    Should grow well for you in your conditions.

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    It looks great! I am trying several similar orchids in s/h. They seem to love it. It's very dry here and they need more humidity. I'm finally seeing growth that isn't crinkled, very happy about that! I have a couple of cattleyas in s/h now too, they are thriving.

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    Great. Besides this Miltoniopsis I have a Brassia (is not doing very well), an Oncidium Sweet Sugar (is doing quite well), a Colmanara Jungle Monarch (is doing very, very well) and another Oncidium hybrid that I don't remember what it was (a Burrageara Nelly Isler, I think). This last one is the poorest but I changed it to SH without waiting for new roots to appear. Now, it's growing two new p-bulbs.

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    Looking happy.

    cheers,
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    Hi,

    plant and Roots look very healthy. thanks for sharing. Just noticed that there is some water sitting at the bottom of your planter. does it not have holes at the bottom?.

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    Semi/Hydro has the holes about 1" up the sides. The clay beads allow for plenty of air and will wick the moisture up to the top, keeping the roots moist. The evaporation can cool the plant, sometimes too much depending on the plant and its needs. You generally fertilize with a weak solution pretty much every time you water - there is no food for the plant in the clay. When you water, running some extra through to flush any build up is a good idea.

    I'm finding many of my small collection of orchids are doing very well for me under this sort of care. My oncidium alliance plants were always thirsty before and are thriving. My Cattleyas seem to love it too, but they seem to love most anything.

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    That is happy plant the new root indicate that he like that medium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksriramkumar View Post
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    plant and Roots look very healthy. thanks for sharing. Just noticed that there is some water sitting at the bottom of your planter. does it not have holes at the bottom?.
    If it had holes at the bottom, it wouldn't be s/h. The holes are on the side, a few centimetres from the bottom to create a water reservoir. Google for semi hydroponics and you'll find tons of information.

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    Hi Jesus,

    Did not know about Semi Hydrophonics before. thanks for the tip.

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