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Old 05-28-2022, 10:33 PM
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I have some orchids in S/H and they are in net pots in a tray of water/fertilizer I flush every few days but the water keeps growing algae. Is there anything I can do about this?
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I'm not clear what you mean by S/H if they're in net pots. Could you describe it a little bit more?
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I'm not clear what you mean by S/H if they're in net pots. Could you describe it a little bit more?
I have them in net pots with leca in a stainless pan with an inch of water every other day I use the water in the pan to water other plants and replace it with fresh by flushing through the net pots into the empty pan untill I have an inch in the pan.

The water I use has a very low dose of fertilizer. I’ll post a picture when I get home
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I have them in net pots with leca in a stainless pan with an inch of water every other day I use the water in the pan to water other plants and replace it with fresh by flushing through the net pots into the empty pan untill I have an inch in the pan.

The water I use has a very low dose of fertilizer. I’ll post a picture when I get home
I wouldn't give the water to other plants. Good way to pass along ailments to otherwise healthy plants.
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I wouldn't give the water to other plants. Good way to pass along ailments to otherwise healthy plants.
Not other orchids, I have some banana and hibiscus in pots outside that’s what gets the water.

Really just don’t like the way the algae looks, not sure if there’s anything I could do that wouldn’t hurt the orchids tho
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The algae won't hurt the orchids. But if you have multiple orchids in one tray, any that has a virus or water-borne infecton could spread it to the other plants in the tray.
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