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Old 10-03-2018, 10:48 AM
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I love the look and the idea of duplicating nature with mounts, but realistically I can't keep up with the water requirements. It's going to be pots. Do I need to worry about clay pots sucking moisture away from the bark? I only have 2 orchids currently in clay, and what I have done is keep part of the clay in water (but making sure the water doesn't reach up to the roots of the plant or potting media) so that the clay stays somewhat damp without anything rotting. Outdoors I much prefer clay to plastic but that's all summer plantings.

To go off topic, does a strip of SunBlaster led lights just light a single row of plants?

Back on topic...tolumnias are such feisty little spiky guys. I've decided I'm not a big fan of oncidiums but tolumnias I like!
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Old 10-03-2018, 12:07 PM
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Mine are getting ready to bloom. I'll posts pictures. I don't have any problem with clay and bark. OW plants in clay also. You really can't over water that way. My oncidiums are in a moss mix in clay, it works for me and I wish I had never mounted the first plant for exactly your reasons.
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OK. They're potted in 1 1/2 and 2" clay pots, in small bark and perlite, and clipped in place. I have no idea why or how, but I had 2" clay pot clips in my array of supplies. They are now sitting in front of a fan under T5HO. Our local hydro store owner is not a fan of LEDs and doesn't carry much in that line. But the T5HO generate so much heat!

This thread is immensely helpful, as I really had no idea they weren't supposed to stay bareroot. I did have two that came potted with what turned out to be a generous two pieces of bark per pot. What I really had in mind long term was to pot them all together in a shallow pan, so that there would be a mix of bloom and it would just be a little different from my usual one plant one pot approach.
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Old 10-10-2018, 11:11 AM
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Those T5s I had were SO hot! In those tiny pots and small bark, you'll have to water almost daily or at least every other day. They'll not be too wet in that set up. Keep us posted.
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