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Old 01-13-2022, 09:54 AM
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... I will look that up. I don't like really small. The hybrid of the Encycvola also is a survivor and I have one paph left but they are dragging.

I'll look at Cattlianthe. Anything that loves full water culture all the time.
Yeah, I suggested Cattlianthe because that's the parentage plant to the Sunkiss. The Trick or Treat is tough as nails, and blooms two or three times a year with long lasting blooms. It was one of the first orchids I ever got, and survived more issues with me than I care to mention.

The full water culture part... ummm, I don't know. I've never done it. I grow in semi-hydro, and it loves it, so it might adapt well. That poor plant along the years has been in bark, sphag, mounted, demounted, and divided numerous times. And it grows like a weed. I just divided it three ways last fall to share, or I'd offer a start to you. Give it a year, and I probably can divide.
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Old 01-13-2022, 08:23 PM
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Look into using clay balls (LECA) instead of bark. I get LECA at the hydroponics shop. It lasts forever, though salts will build up over time. Occasionally watering with rain helps with that. The only brand my hydroponics shop carries is Hygroton. I don't like it because the balls are very spherical. Other brands with more irregular shapes lock into place in the pot better.
I got them in orcheota bark-- mini size mixed with lecca. The one paph I have in orcheota and choir. Does well. Your still in AZ? This climate is ultra-dry out here.

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Yeah, I suggested Cattlianthe because that's the parentage plant to the Sunkiss. The Trick or Treat is tough as nails, and blooms two or three times a year with long lasting blooms. It was one of the first orchids I ever got, and survived more issues with me than I care to mention.

The full water culture part... ummm, I don't know. I've never done it. I grow in semi-hydro, and it loves it, so it might adapt well. That poor plant along the years has been in bark, sphag, mounted, demounted, and divided numerous times. And it grows like a weed. I just divided it three ways last fall to share, or I'd offer a start to you. Give it a year, and I probably can divide.
I'll give "trick or treat" a look. Saw it on Etsy. I have sadly lost a few good plants I would love to have a second try with-- Schomburgkia- Myrmecophila hybrids-- Man, I want some of those. Oh won't order now anyway-- I've lost a few to weather changes in the winter.

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