Hey everyone. In anticipation for the upcoming Wistuba and BCP arrivals I had a questions to pose.
Any advice or tips on prep and potting of the plants as they arrive. Specifically I was hoping people could comment on a few specific points that they employ.
1 - what are peoples media choices?
2 - do you soak the plants in water before potting? If so, how long?
3 - does anyone soak with Mycorrhiza/beneficial fungi? Are there risks to this with some preparations?
4 - do you put in full light right away or transition?
5 - what are you max/min temps and max/min humidity in your heli growth neighborhood?
6 - any words of the wise appreciated!
For me... I have prepped 1:1:1 perlite:peat:orchid bark I was planning on doing a soak for 24h unless people advise otherwise. I have a container that I picked up that has some sort of beneficial fungus (not around the bottle and cant recall the details), it was as a garden store and I think is intended for orchids? I am not sure if I will add this to the soak. I was thinking of having lights at half power for a little while for transition. My current setup gets temps of 25C highs, and 19C lows. Humidity is ~85% lights on, 100% lights off - no natural light where they are growing. I do have plans to fiddle with some DIY cooling modalities on a smaller terrarium project.
You plan seems fairly acceptable. I bag mine off for a few weeks until they start growing again (especially helis) I then will acclimate them down with cuts in the corners until they are near open air conditions and remove the bag
Might be a bit over kill but I haven't lost a single plant in 4-5 years doing it this way
I haven't ever put my lights at half power they will be ok without doing that if they are kept in super high humidity for a spell
I would also suggest keeping the pitchers full of water
Post by Justintime on Sept 30, 2016 21:31:12 GMT -5
I understand all to well what your saying I too (and to some degree still do) feel under prepared for plants about to arrive.(my Hamata and Raja are two such plants) but some one I meet on my travel to BC told me " you'd be surprised how tuff plants are" which makes sense they deal with a lot in the wild. I gave both no specific treatment and there still alive and kicking. Every thing you said here looks like amazing steps to try to prevent shock hopefully everything will be fine. just remember packageing of the plants was done with the upmost care and is the most important step. If conditions to what there use to is givin they should bounce back.
I came across that in my online searches previously. I studied it lol. As far as the beneficial funghi, I was wondering if what I picked up would be good or bad? I am hesitant to use it unless I hear otherwise.
The product I got is marketed as MYKE, and says to contain Glomus intraradices (I apologize for the lack of italics for genera/species but I am writing this from my phone).
Is Trichoderma atroviride in some commonly available product that I can find? Did a quick Google and didn't get far.
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