Plant in Semi-Hydro Going Down Fast...
Login
User Name
Password   


Registration is FREE. Click to become a member of OrchidBoard community
(You're NOT logged in)

menu menu

Sponsor
Donate Now
and become
Forum Supporter.

Plant in Semi-Hydro Going Down Fast...
Many perks!
<...more...>


Sponsor
 

Google


Fauna Top Sites
LOG IN/REGISTER TO CLOSE THIS ADVERTISEMENT
  #21  
Old 01-30-2021, 05:20 PM
PlumCrazy PlumCrazy is offline
Member
 

Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 72
Plant in Semi-Hydro Going Down Fast...
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ray View Post
Why stop the KelpMax? If you want roots to grow and the plant to recover, keep up the regimen.

If the plant has any roots at all, watering is a more effective uptake route. I never mist plants with KelpMax. The soak is only necessary if the plant has no roots, and gives a lot more time for uptake than misting ever would.
The reason I cut out the KelpMax was I figured my plants need at least a little rest in the winter. Do most of you continue with this year round?

Also, I did not give much thought to the word when I wrote "misting". That sounds like I'm spraying it with potpourri or something... To be more specific: mixing it up in a spray bottle and really drenching the roots, not spritzing a light haze on the entire plant
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 01-30-2021, 08:15 PM
estación seca's Avatar
estación seca estación seca is offline
Senior Member
Plant in Semi-Hydro Going Down Fast...
 

Join Date: Jun 2015
Zone: 9b
Location: Phoenix AZ - Lower Sonoran Desert
Posts: 12,497
Plant in Semi-Hydro Going Down Fast... Male
Default

I would give any orchid with sick roots KelpMax once every 2 weeks no matter the season. In the large bark the most likely problem is roots drying out. Just be sure the medium is never dry for long.

A Paph that doesn't get enough water turns brown in the crown, just like yours did. It isn't rot - it's inadequate watering. The same thing happens with new growths on Bulbophyllums, Cattleyas and Dendrobiums. Fungus and rot are almost never problems in most heated or air-conditioned homes. What looks like rot is a cultural problem.
__________________
May the bridges I've burned light my way.

Weather forecast for my neighborhood
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 02-01-2021, 11:36 AM
PlumCrazy PlumCrazy is offline
Member
 

Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 72
Plant in Semi-Hydro Going Down Fast...
Default

Ok, thanks for the replies. I'll start the KelpMax up again.

Last edited by PlumCrazy; 02-01-2021 at 12:15 PM..
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
bugs, container, finally, mealy, plant


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Water Holding Gels and Semi Hydro Plantcrazed101 Semi-Hydroponic Culture 7 02-10-2017 10:01 AM
Potting Medium eager2learn Beginner Discussion 39 06-30-2016 02:08 PM
Semi hydro Update Gilda Semi-Hydroponic Culture 15 11-27-2007 11:47 PM
New to Semi Hydro Gilda Semi-Hydroponic Culture 2 02-17-2007 04:36 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:04 AM.

© 2007 OrchidBoard.com
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.37 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Clubs vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.