Thank you!! Wow, 60 Phrags...what a dream! I adore them but only have 8 right now. I would be very interested in trading down the road! I've heard that the SOOS is wonderful (a member was encouraging me to join before) but it's just not feasable for me at the moment.
Awesome orchids , thanks for sharing! I have a maxillaria but it isn't doing much. It's still tiny though. I have a few other genus' but I'm learning slowly. Was never planning on getting into non carnivorous plants but here I am, obsessing over more cool stuff haha.
So you grow all yours in your home? Just in room temp and humidity?
Yes! I put on a humidifier for them in the winter. This summer I experimented with a few orchids that like more sun and put them outside. For the most part they did really amazingly well, despite the cats playing with the leaves!
Post by kawarthapine on Sept 26, 2016 20:31:41 GMT -5
I have a grow room in my basement with six sets of lights and a laundry sink in the middle. I also have a three level plant stand in a northwest facing window (for paphs & phrags) and three southwest facing windowsill trays for my sun loving dends and phrags.
Maintaining Plant humidity is a challenge. In the basement I water one of three plant shelves every three days to avoid extremes of no or 100% humidity. I open the grow room door at night so temps can drop by about 15-20 deg (this really helps set blooming cycles). I put containers or trays of water between or below plants on windowsills but humidity is harder to regulate, especially when the furnace starts up!
Of late I have been buying flasks from Orchid Inn and then grow plants from seedling through bloom. I sell or give away most and only keep a few for myself.
dvg: Sarra's safe inside
Mar 31, 2019 20:40:58 GMT -5
bonfield: I've decided to finally reveal my best-kept secret for growing healthy Neps: Just spit on them every few days, the enzymes in saliva help them to better absorb the fertilizer I spray them with!
Apr 1, 2019 14:24:31 GMT -5
dvg: Salivating up your drools?
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:07 GMT -5
dvg: Duped again on April Fool's!
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:45 GMT -5