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Mostly vandas, some phals:









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What healthy plants. Good growing!

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Very attractive growing area!
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Thanks everybody!

I grow them in clay pots. Small seedling-sized ones are in a handfull of chc. Large ones have their roots curled in the pot with some small plastic net pots in between and then topped with thin layer of sphagnum. I water when sphagnum gets crusty dry, usually every 2-3 days(depending on the amount of sun).
Every watering I add 1/4 strength of 20-20-20 ferts.
Just recently started to add seaweed extract to the watering mixture.
I tried many methods with vandas, including glass vases, but this one seems to be working best in my conditions, easier to handle and less job watering them.
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They all look very healthy.
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They all look very healthy.
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interesting! so the sphagnum is just on top? or all around the net pot?
Just on top. There are usually several small net pots, laid sideways in between roots to create a surface for moss.
I didn't invent this method, John Marcotte from OrchidsCanada did:
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And it works nicely for me.
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