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Old Yesterday, 11:01 AM
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I have several that are higher than the water. The ones in the pictures are on a relatively low shelf. A narrow vase might be better. I need to keep the cats out of the water (it is fertilized, I don't want the cats drinking it). I could try moving some of the cups directly underneath the lowest shelf...
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Old Yesterday, 11:39 AM
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Always good to let roots and plants "harden" off a few days every now and again. My bare root vanda collection gets several days of no water at this time of year. Caveat: I have a greenhouse and over 400 vandas. We also have a climate alert system. As long as the humidity is pretty high and the temp is controlled, they should be fine for a few days. In fact, if temps are dropping, it is best that the orchids are on the dry side to protect them from damp fungi.
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I'm going for 2 weeks, my friend. That's too long. And the relative humidity is only 60%.
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I use home made self-watering pots with LECA and microfibre wicks because I travel from home regularly. That said, I am completely new to the orchid growing hobby and have only had my plants for one month! I'll be leaving them alone for 3 weeks over christmas, so I'll update you with how things went after
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